Swimming with Pelicans / Ag Eitiilt fara Condciir is if major new dual language collection from Deirdre Brennan, one of lreland’s foremost writers in both English and Irish. In this collection there are eyocations of memory, poems of war, dispossession and the removal of freedom. Landscapes hold a sense of threat and foreboding, hiding the missing, the murdered, the unbaptised. Dream landscapes feature as background to the hurt for imagination and inspiration. Old deities, Celtic, Hindu. or Mayan break’ through consciousness to claim their dues;’ and old, languages whisper just beyond the range of hearing. Life’s transience—birth, ageing and death, including the death of children and the demolition of the old to make way for the new—is addressed in stunning sequences.
Distributed for Arlen House
5.5 x 8.5, 128 pages