Full title: The Bright Wave / An Tonn Gheal: poetry in Irish now
Creator / Author: Dermot Bolger (editor) and contributors. Introduction by Alan Titley.
Item Type / Page count: Book / 200p
When Published: 1986
Publisher / Place of Publication: Raven Arts Press / P.O. Box 1430, Finglas Dublin 11.
About: This book is an anthology of modern Irish-language poetry from six poets who all emerged in the second half of the 20th century. Each poem is printed in Irish with an English translation opposite. The poets represented are: Michael Davitt, Caitlín Maude, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Micheál Ó hAirtnéide, Liam Ó Muirthile and Cathal Ó Searcaigh. The section that interests us is that devoted to 10 poems by Caitlín Maude each of which has been translated into English by Michael Hartnett (Micheál Ó hAirtnéide). Overall the book is an excellent introduction to modern poetry in Irish for people who are not that well versed in the Irish language.
ID number(s): 1851860088 / 1851860118
Contents: [Caitlín Maude poems only] Tá sé in am an dán deiridh a scriobh / It’s time to write the final poem – Géibheann / Captivity – Litir ón Aire Cultúir / Letter from the Minister of Culture – Comhairle / Advice – Lá amháin / One day — D’fhan muid ar feadh an lae / We stayed all day — Amhrán Grá Vietnam / Love song for Vietnam – Impí / Entreaty – Iobairt / Sacrifice – Rhoda / Rhoda.
WW Connection #1: Caitlín Maude spent some time as a teacher in Carnew in South West Wicklow.
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