Here is a body of work with multiple layers and resonances. Emotion is intensely felt yet tamed, so that the poems are cool and palatable yet red hot with feeling. How we use language is examined and an undercurrent of Irish runs beneath these poems, to surface at times as full translations and form eddies here and there in the Hiberno-English expressions throughout.
Aideen Henry lives in Galway. She was shortlisted for the 2009 Hennessy X.O. Literary Awards for poetry.