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Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781908836519

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Following her death in November 2012, this new collection of poems captures the wondrously abundant and generous spirit of Irish-American author Patricia Monaghan. Here she sits at the table with us, whether it be in Ireland or the US, sharing the secrets of her heart with aching beauty, humility and joy.

“What a gift this incomparable teacher, scholar, and poet has left us in this, her most powerful collection of poems.”
– Annie Finch

“Monaghan’s verse cherishes the meditative choruses of nature. Written from within the shadow and wildness of wells, stone walls, garden sparrows, wild plum tangles and fulsome landscapes, Sanctuary’s liturgical structure holds close for the reader an unsentimental communion with the ordinary, and an inherent awe.” – Seamus Cashman

Patricia Monaghan’s previous poetry collection, Dancing with Chaos, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2002 (ISBN 9781903392270). She and her husband Michael McDermott founded the Black Earth Institute, a writers and artists think-tank whose current fellows come from all over North America and Ireland. Patricia died in November 2012.

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