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Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland

Published by Dedalus Press

ISBN: 9781906614218

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Editors Eva Bourke and Borbála Faragó present a timely and important anthology of poems by sixty-six poets, both recent arrivals and first generation immigrants all over the world, who have made their homes in Ireland. Now they collectively contribute to, challenge and ultimately broaden the definiton of what is thought of as ‘writing from Ireland’.

Contributors include Chris Agee, Theodore Deppe, Enrique Juncosa, Nyaradzo Masunda , Jennifer Matthews, Clare McDonnell, Susan Millar Dumars, Daniel O’Donoghue, Mark Roper, Eckhardt Schmidt, Jo Slade, Richard Tillinghast, Grace Wells, Sally Wheeler, Sabine Wichert, and many many more.

Eva Bourke has published five collections of poetry, most recently The Latitude of Naples (Dedalus, 2005). Her New and Selected Poems are due in 2011. She has also published several books of translations of Irish and German poets and is currently completing the translations for an anthology of German poetry of the 20th and 21st century. She has received numerous awards and bursaries from the Arts Council and is a member of Aosdána.

Borbála Faragó was born in Budapest, studied English in Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and moved to Ireland in 1997. She completed her PhD in University College, Dublin in 2006 and is currently preparing a monograph on the poetry of Medbh McGuckian. She is the co-editor of Facing The Other: Interdisciplinary Studies on Race, Gender and Social Justice in Ireland (2008), and the author of numerous articles on contemporary Irish poetry. She lives in Dublin.
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