Deirdre Brennan is one of Ireland's foremost writers in both English and Irish. I couldn't find her bio either in English or in Irish on Wikipedia; I wonder why that is, .
One of her collections has already been published by the University of Syracuse Press; another one is forthcoming shortly.
In the words of the series' editors, Brennan's poems "encompass themes of aging, the abandoned nest, emigration, and exile--thresholds that cannot be crossed. Landscapes throb with the eternal pulses of the natural world, and scenes of childhood are revisited along with violence, both physical and sexual, against young and old."
In her first collection, Swimming with Pelicans, "there are evocations of memory, poems of war, dispossession, and the removal of freedom. Life's transience--birth, aging, and death--is addressed in stunning sequences."
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