Perhaps the Heart is Constant After All
Published by Salmon Poetry
Since her first book twenty five years ago, Mary Dorcey has written from the border lines of human experience - in language lucid, lyrical and powerfully compressed, she has spoken for the voiceless, informing and transforming the mainstream of Irish literature. These new poems blend sensual meditation and passionate memoir, always seeking out the redemptive in a damaged but luminous world.
“Clear eyed and heart-breaking”
Nuala Ní Dhomnaill
Mary Dorcey was born in County Dublin. She won the Rooney Prize for Literature for her short story collection A Noise from the Woodshed (1989), and her novel Biography of Desire was a bestseller and reprinted three times (1997). She has published four poetry collections, most recently Like Joy In Season, Like Sorrow (Salmon, 2002). Her poetry is taught on the Irish Junior Certificate English course. She is a Research Associate at Trinity College Dublin, and lives in County Wicklow.