by Robert Gibb • from AFTER • Marsh Hawk Press
Robert Gibb is the author of ten books of poetry, including The Origins of Evening, which was a National Poetry Series winner.
"AFTER is an artfully made, intelligent and aching embodiment of a question that can't be answered: is the lovely persistence of the world a source of consolation or of deeper grief?" (Mark Doty)
to April 15
March 1 - April 30, 2017
"The title of this collection of essays, Post-Ireland?, acknowledges the question of the disappearance of a certain version of Ireland, that the old definitions may no longer apply, and implies with the question mark that perhaps Ireland can never be left behind because, as a colonial entity, the formulation of its identity has always been linked to its possible dissolution or absorption. Once, the larger threat was England, the United Kingdom, then America, now it is the European Union or globalization."
—Jefferson Holdridge and Brian Ó Conchubhair MORE
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