Jewel is a love song for life, at times unrequited but a love song nonetheless. The poems take on the good, the bad, but most of all the ugly aspects of modern life: from the degradation of unemployment to the indifference of the Catholic church. This stunning debut includes poems of youth and romance, of war and death, all approached with the scathing humour of one man looking in on a troubled world through the bottom of a beer glass.
Peadar O’Donoghue is originally from Tipperary. He has had poems published in magazines like Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, Magma, The SHOp and The Burning Bush. He founded, runs, and edits the magazine The Poetry Bus. He is also an accomplished photographer.