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Silent Music

Silent Music

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"The idyll of West Cork, that poetic Arcady beyond Innishannon, the poet becoming embedded and implicated in the Irish landscape; all of this leaving behind a grey trail of anguished suburbia of family tension and jettisoned journeys. From the sexual implications of 'Ode to the Globe' to the charged aesthetic of 'Silent Music,' from the 'balsamic scents' of Zimbabwe to the shared excrement of 'Life is Shit,' Wyeth has tested and tasted of life's anthology of displacement and love in exile. This first book is the complex home-coming of a voyager in many lands, the poems racked neatly like so many recovered umbrellas."
Thomas McCarthy

"Adam Wyeth's work is fresh and intriguing, alive with imaginative riffs, grave humour and more besides - it rewards close attention."
Derek Mahon

"A strong and moving voice."
The Independent

"Adam Wyeth's poetry is quirky and full of ideas: humorous, dark, romantic. He achieves a rhythmic musicality by playfully stretching and shaping language, rolling it around the tongue. A rising star."
Ian Wild

Adam Wyeth was born in 1978. He was a recent prize-winner of the Fish International Poetry Competition. He was a runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition, 2006. His poems have been anthologised in The Best of Irish Poetry anthology, 2009, Something Beginning with P and the Arvon 25th Anniversary anthology. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Poetry London, Magma, The Stinging Fly, The Shop and Southword. He was a featured poet in Agenda and selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series, 2007. He teaches Creative Writing and is on the Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools scheme.