Nuala Ní Chonchúir

Tattoo / Tatú

ISBN: 9781903631607

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In this bilingual collection, Tattoo : Tatú,  the hidden stories of both famous and ordinary women are teased out in crafted, often wry, poems: Virginia Woolf’s dying moments in ‘Virginia’s Last Walk’, a woman’s arranged marriage in ‘Cleamhnas 1933’. Nuala Ní Chonchúir works on the economy of language and, in her poetry, tone and sense meld seamlessly with her incisive, fresh word choices. There is a deepened focus and more mature concerns: sensual love and its ability to save (‘And Then’); the longevity of grief (‘Corcracht/Purpling’); the arresting power of visual art (‘Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin’).