Cathal Ó Searcaigh

Laoithe Cumainn Agus Danta Eile

ISBN: 9781851322602

‘Cathal Ó Searcaigh – one of the finest poets in Ireland, and one of the very best in the Irish language in this century and the last – has been writing and honing and perfecting his craft for nearly half a century. And ‘craft’ does indeed have to be emphasised in every cranny of his work. Even to look at a page in one of his many books without reference to context or meaning we immediately see a shape and an art and a form. A reading of the poems will see how the language and the contours have been welded together to make an artistic whole’

– Alan Titley, Dublin Review of Books, 2020

Ó Searcaigh’s unique sensitivities and language mark him as one of the most important voices in Irish poetry in the last century. For me, his ongoing affair with his native Donegal landscape is unsurpassed in its subtle understandings of people and place

– Cathal Póirtéir, Books Ireland, 2019