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Book by Carson, Ciaran
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Born in 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Ciaran Carson studied at Queen’s University, Belfast, where, from 2003 2015, he served as the director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry. Though recently retired from that post, he continues to teach a postgraduate poetry workshop there, in addition to overseeing the Belfast Writers’ Group. Earlier in his career (from 1975 1998), Ciaran Carson acted as an arts officer for the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. He is also a member of Aosdána and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. A writer of both poetry and prose fiction and non-fiction alike Ciaran Carson has also translated many texts, including The Midnight Court, a work of the eighteenth-century poet Brian Merriman, and a version of Dante’s The Inferno, which won the Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prize. His other awards include the first-ever T. S. Eliot Prize (1994, for First Language), and the Forward Prize for Best Collection (2003, for Breaking News). As well as being a significant poet and careful translator, Carson is also a scholar of traditional Irish music; he frequently plays the flute alongside his wife, the accomplished Irish fiddler Deirdre Shannon. He has said: I’m not interested in ideologies . . . I’m interested in the words, and how they sound to me, how words connect with experience, of fear, of anxiety . . . Your only responsibility is to the language.”Review:
"Ciaran Carson'd latest book, 'Belfast Confetti', is one of the most exciting and innovative collections of Northern Irish poetry to be published in recent years.... Many of the poems are written in the fluent, ironic narrative style of the last book, with long, energetic lines charting the flow of the gutsy barroom banter of the various speakers. But the overall impression conveyed is of the poet's sure control of language, his active ear for the rhythms and diction of real speech, and his deft ability to juxtapose very different speech registers in the same stanza or line...." ---Jonathan Allison. Irish Literary Supplement.
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Book Description Wake Forest Univ Pr, 1989. Condition: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP98345886