"This is a quiet poetry, strong with the humours and occasional horrors of country life, affectionate but never sentimental, its music grave and necessary as time."
"Their apparent simplicity arises from well-digested experience and a habit of accurate observation. Not a word is wasted, but there is tenderness and humour here and a very good ear at work."
Padraig O’Morain was born in Ladytown, Co Kildare in Ireland. He grew up on a farm but a dislike of hard work led him into journalism. He now makes his living as a journalist and counsellor and has written a number of books on health-related issues. His poetry has appeared in Irish and English magazines and on the internet. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two daughters.