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Body and Soul

Body and Soul


by Anthony Cronin

A sublime and vibrant new collection from one of Ireland’s best known poets.

C-Format Paperback| 48pp | ISBN 9781848403994 | Release Date | 26 September 2014

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A sublime and vibrant new collection from one of Ireland’s best known poets.

In this exciting new collection, veteran poet Anthony Cronin draws on his years of writing experience to create mesmerising poetry. Resonating with history and memory, Cronin’s elegant writing and consummate poetic skill shine through in the poems in Body and Soul.

About the author As well as eleven collections of poetry, Anthony Cronin has written a number of admired prose works. He is married to the writer Anne Haverty, and lives in Dublin. He is a founding member of Aosdána, of which he was made a Saoi in 2003, a distinction conferred for exceptional artistic achievement.

Praise for Anthony Cronin:

Cronin is a major voice; he is Ireland’s modern-day Dryden, a master of the public word in the public place.
— George Szirtes
Anthony Cronin’s The Fall has marvellous poems in it which are formally perfect, wise, surprising, filled with dark knowledge and animated by a glittering mind.
— Colm Toibin
He wouldn’t want to be considered a ‘national poet’... but in a certain way he is, albeit a contrarian one. The comparison ... might be with Pablo Neruda, who also saw poetry and politics as part of the same activity.
— Derek Mahon