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Filíocht Nua: New Poetry

Campbell, Siobhán (2014). Filíocht Nua: New Poetry. New Hibernia Review, 18(4) pp. 36–43.

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Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2014 The Author
ISSN: 1534-5815
Extra Information: James Rodgers, editor of New Hibernia review:

Across five books of poetry—ranging from Permanent Wave (1996) to Cross-Talk (2009)—Siobhán Campbell has steadily posed questions about our received perceptions. In the suite of earthy new poems presented here, for instance, Campbell raises a skeptical eyebrow regarding the Irish pastoral, as she warns us to “beware of a creeping nostalgia. / Nothing grows resentment better than an acre of stones.” And in “About Cows,” Campbell concludes that, “Apparently rural but worldly wise, / cows know that loss is our only measure.” She asks similar questions of peoples and histories, in poems like “Colonial Drift” and “Photos of the Islanders”—poems that quietly critique any nostalgic view of the world, of how it came to be what it is. A native of Dublin now teaching in London, Siobhán Campbell is engaged in several ongoing projects involving creative writing and combat veterans. Her new collection is 'Heat Signature'.
Keywords: Irish poetry; political poetry; anti-pastoral poetry; Irish studies
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Contemporary Cultures of Writing
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Item ID: 57804
Depositing User: Siobhan Campbell
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 10:57
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2019 11:50
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