"one of the great keepers of the Grail of Irish poetry in the current era"
"A vivid, sensual, technically brilliant new collection"
Carol Ann Duffy
"I liken Theo Dorgan to a latter-day Aimhírgín, conjuring up the realities of existence out of the mists of the unconscious"
Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
"The blend of street-warrior and muse poet is extraordinarily appealing… His is an Irish urban voice which can reach far into Russia as well as into the enchanted garden of Sufi love"
Theo Dorgan is a poet, prose writer, editor, scriptwriter, translator and sailor. His other books include the long poem Sappho's Daughter, his prose account of a transatlantic voyage under sail, Sailing for Home, praised by Doris Lessing as "a book for everyone", and, in 2007, A Book of Uncommon Prayer, which he compiled and edited. He is the editor of Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh, and co-editor of Leabhar Mór na hÉireann / The Great Book of Ireland, An Leabhar Mór / The Great Book of Gaelic, the anthology Watching the River Flow and the acclaimed collection of historical essays Revising the Rising. His translations of the Slovenian poet Barbara Korun (in collaboration with the poet and Ana Jelnikar), were published as Songs of Earth and Light. He translates from the Irish and from the French and his own work has appeared in Italian and Spanish editions. He is a member of Aosdána.