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To Wake to This

To Wake to This

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Enda Wyley's fourth collection is a celebration of a contemporary world she has refreshingly made her own and an intimate look at the world through the eyes of young motherhood.

"Wyley's best work is intimate and celebratory... she celebrates love and poetry itself with tenderness and grace."
George Szirtes, The Irish Times

"Enda Wyley is a true poet. To Wake To This articulates a subtle, dreamy apprehension through a diction and an imagery all the writer’s own."
Fiona Sampson

"Her imagery, honesty and insight make this a first rate work"
Poetry Ireland Review

"Good poetry requires no qualification"
The New Irish Gael, Boston, USA

"[I]t is the trembling uncertainties of love itself that Wyley captures here in what may well become a heart-book for lovers old and new to carry in their jeans pockets..."
Fred Johnston, Books Ireland

Enda Wyley was born in Dublin in 1966. She has published three collections of poetry with the Dedalus Press: Eating Baby Jesus,/i> (1994), Socrates in the Garden (1998) and Poems For Breakfast (2004). She has twice been a winner in the British National Poetry Competition and was the inaugural recipient of The Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize. She has also received an M.A. in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She has been widely anthologised, including in the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Irish Women's Writing and Tradition, Vols. 4 & 5. In 1997 and 2001 she was awarded bursaries in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.