In Eileen Sheehan’s third collection, The Narrow Way of Souls, there is an ongoing investigation of the liminal spaces between speech and silence; between body and spirit; between question and answer. These are poems that move through both negative and positive spaces – crossing, crossing over, and journeying; the reader is carried between the real and the surreal. Springing from conscious experience, from history and folklore, from the process of grieving and the experience of grief, these visionary poems light our mad dash along the road between life and death, and further yet.
"These are poems that enact loss and console simultaneously... an imaginative fusing of difference and empathy" - Frances Devlin Glass
The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies