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Silence and the Blue Night

Authors: Angela Greene

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781897648063

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Angela Greene's poetry speaks eloquently of the coming into being, flourishing and passing away of quiet worlds: the underlying movement of life, which is so often taken for granted.

These are poems of deeply lived experience. They delve into the nature of things, roots physical and metaphysical, exposing the heart.

"... Hers is an eye that sees, not as if for the first time, but for the hundredth, and still sees afresh..."
Hugh Bredin, Fortnight

Poet and painter Angela Greene was born in England in 1936 and lived from early childhood in Dublin. She was educated at Dominican College, Eccles Street and trained as a nurse at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. In 1988 she won the Patrick Kavanagh Award and in 1989 was short-listed for The Sunday Tribune/Hennessy Literary Award. In 1987 she was a prizewinner in the Bloodaxe Books National Poetry Competition. Her poetry was published in Britain and Ireland, read on RTE Radio and BBC Radio Ulster and was performed in Sunny Side Plucked at the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Her deeply lived experience as woman, daughter, wife, mother, poet and painter is reflected in quiet, well-crafted and moving poems. The lateness of her arrival to contemporary Irish poetry and the quiet way she received her well deserved recognition, makes her loss, in 1997, all the more poignant.
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