PLEASE NOTE: From 1st of July 2021, shipments from the UK to EU countries will be subject to Value Added Tax (VAT) charges. Orders placed through this website are shipped Delivery Duties Unpaid (DDU) and customers in the EU may have to pay import VAT (and customs duties, if payable) and a handling fee in the receiving country.

Pat Boran: New and Selected Poems

Pat Boran: New and Selected Poems

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

First published in 2005, and reissued now by Dedalus with some minor revisions, New and Selected Poems presents a large selection of work by one of the best-known of the younger Irish poets. Introduced by Dennis O'Driscoll, for whom Boran is "a poet of mystery and fulfilment, of the eternal and numinous no less than the earthly and the everyday", New and Selected Poems features work from all of his earlier publications as well as a selection of newer work.

"Pat Boran's poems make magic out of found things, and his metaphors light the dark like Roman candles. He is a master of his language; beyond that, he makes poetry matter to me again."
Gerard Donovan

"Pat Boran's New and Selected Poems will be a revelation to many readers, showing the true scale of his achievement. He writes with exactitude and stark brevity, careful to strip away all the superfluous flourishes, as he equally celebrates and scrutinises the apparently familiar within the rigors of a universal and scientific context."
Dermot Bolger

"The lightness of his syntactic touch is masterly"
Bernard O'Donoghue, The Irish Times

Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin. Prior to taking over the running of the press in 2005, he had published four collections of poetry with Dedalus: The Unwound Clock (1990), which won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Familiar Things (1993), The Shape of Water (1996) and As the Hand, the Glove (2001). His New and Selected Poems was reissued, with minor revisions, by Dedalus in November 2007. In addition to poetry he has published a collection of short stories, Strange Bedfellows (1991) and his short fiction title for children includes All the Way from China (1999) which was a finalist for the Bisto Book of the Year Award. His non-fiction titles include the writers' handbook The Portable Creative Writing Workshop and A Short History of Dublin. A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, he has also edited Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler and Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (2009). In 2007 he was elected to the membership of Aosdána and in 2008 he received the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award.