Faber Book of Irish Verse

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Faber Book of Irish Verse
AuthorJohn Montague
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
GenreAnthology
PublisherFaber and Faber
Publication date
1974
Media typePrint
ISBN0-571-08393-5
OCLC945569
821
LC ClassPR8851 .M6

The Faber Book of Irish Verse was a poetry anthology edited by John Montague and first published in 1974 by Faber and Faber.[1] Recognised as an important collection,[2] it has been described as 'the only general anthology of Irish verse in the past 30 years that has a claim to be a work of art in itself ... still the freshest introduction to the full range of Irish poetry'.[3] According to Montague, "I'm dealing with a thousand years of Irish verse in under four hundred pages. I needed a thousand pages.'[4]

Poets in the Faber Book of Irish Verse[edit]

This list includes translators, as well as the original poets; some come under both categories.

Æ - William Allingham - Samuel Beckett - Brendan Behan - Eavan Boland - Jeremiah Joseph Callanan - Joseph Campbell - James Carney - Ciaran Carson - Austin Clarke - Brian Coffey - Colman - Colmcille - Padraic Colum - Maurice James Craig - Anthony Cronin - George Darley - Seamus Deane - Aubrey De Vere - Denis Devlin - Eilís Dillon - John Lyle Donaghy - Charles Donnelly - John Swanwick Drennan - Padraic Fallon - Samuel Ferguson - Piaras Feiritéar - Gerald Fitzgerald, Earl of Desmond - Robin Flower - George Fox - Oliver St. John Gogarty - Oliver Goldsmith - Alfred Perceval Graves - Robert Graves - Michael Hartnett - George Campbell Hay - Seamus Heaney - John Hewitt - F. R. Higgins - Pearse Hutchinson - Douglas Hyde - Valentin Iremonger - Thomas Caulfield Irwin - Robinson Jeffers - James Joyce - Patrick Kavanagh - Geoffrey Keating - Joan Keefe - John V. Kelleher - Brendan Kennelly - Thomas Kinsella - William Larminie - Francis Ledwidge - Earl of Longford - Michael Longley - Seán Lucy - Donagh MacDonagh - Thomas MacDonagh - Patrick MacDonogh - Cathal Buí Mac Giolla Ghunna - Hugh MacGowran - Thomas MacGreevy - Thomas MacIntyre - Niall Mór Mac Muireadach - Aindrais MacMarcuis - Giolla Brighde MacNamee - Louis MacNeice - Owen Roe MacWard - Derek Mahon - James Clarence Mangan - David Marcus - Hugh Maxton - Vivian Mercier - Brian Merriman - Kuno Meyer - Ewart Milne - John Montague - Thomas Moore - Michael Moran - Thomas Mozeen - Paul Muldoon - Richard Murphy - Paul Murray - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin - Flann O'Brien - Máire Cruise O'Brien - David O'Bruadair - Turlough O'Carolan - Eibhlin Dubh O'Connell - Frank O'Connor - Eugene O'Curry - Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh - Muireadach O'Dalaigh - Gregory O'Donoghue - Feargal Óg MacWard - Desmond O'Grady - Mahon O'Heffernan - Tadhg Dall O'Huiginn - Eochaidh O'Hussey - Aogán Ó Rathaille - Seán Ó Riada - Owen Roe O'Sullivan - Seamus O'Sullivan - Antoine Ó Raifteiri - George Reavey - W. R. Rodgers - George William Russell - Richard Ryan - Sedulius Scottus - James Simmons - Robin Skelton - Richard Stanihurst - James Stephens - Jonathan Swift - J. M. Synge - Samuel Thompson - Arland Ussher - Helen Waddell - Edward Walsh - J. F. Webb - Richard Weber - Charles Wilson - R. N. D. Wilson - W. B. Yeats - Augustus Young.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Faber book of Irish verse". Faber. 1974. Retrieved 27 January 2009.
  2. ^ Ian Ousby, The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English (Cambridge University Press, 1993), page 643.
  3. ^ Michael Kenneally, Poetry in Contemporary Irish Literature (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995), page 22.
  4. ^ John Brown, In the Chair: Interviews with Poets from the North of Ireland (Salmon Publishing, 2002), page 57.