"Dolores Stewart's Presence of Mind exhibits a sensibility profoundly shaped by the Western canon. Spencer and Wittgenstein, Plato and Dante, Trakl, Max Beckman and Rembrandt, are among the book's real presences. Stewart is a poet without pretension, however... Beautifully exact, these poems wear their undoubted intelligence lightly. This is a book of real substance, which deserves to be widely-read."
The Irish Times
Dolores Stewart is a bilingual poet from the west of Ireland. Her first collection with the Dedalus Press, In Out of the Rain, was published in 1999, and since then she has published two collections of poems in Irish with Coiscéim, Sé Sin Le Rá (2001) and An Cosán Dearg (2003). Presence of Mind is her latest collection published in English.