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An Arid Season: New Poems

An Arid Season: New Poems


By Michael D Higgins

Michael D. Higgins’ An Arid Season is the distillation of over ten years’ work.

A-format, paperback | 96pp | ISBN: 978-1-90430-157-8 | Release Date: June 2004

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Michael D Higgins' An Arid Season is the distillation of over ten years' work. Inspiring and evocative, this long-awaited new collection is reflective of the changes that were taking place, not just in the poet's life, but also in the world at large. 'It was a time,' says the poet, 'when I often felt that langauge was losing its meaning. Life was being commodified in all its aspects; values seemed out of fashion.' Discerning a residual hunger for the spiritual, Michael D Higgins probes our collective consciousness, investigating the nature of memory, of prophecy, exploring both our imagined and realised worlds. 'The salt of tears is a deposit in memory of our sea beginnings: there is lodged the long sigh of all our time, lost in endless space.