My Lord Buddha of Carraig Éanna is a new English-language collection from one of the best-known bilingual Irish poets, following the much-lauded To Ring With Silence: New and Selected Poems of 2008. These poems see Bushe further exploring the mountains of distant Nepal and, closer to home, the geographical and literary landscape of west Kerry, where he has lived for many years.
“Paddy Bushe is a significant and necessary voice in Irish poetry.” – The Irish Times
“... the voice adroit and confident, the poems strong, supple, sophisticated and articulate.” – Macdara Woods, Poetry Ireland Review
Paddy Bushe was born in Dublin in 1948. He has published many poetry collections, the most recent of which is To Ring in Silence: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus Press, 2008), drawing on all of his earlier collections and including the author’s translations of his own Irish-language poetry and a number of classic Irish lyrics. He was the recipient of the Oireachtas Prize for Poetry and the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award in 2006. He recently edited the anthology Voices at the World’s Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael (Dedalus Press, 2010). He lives in Co. Kerry.