Monday, September 05, 2005
The Next Post Will Be On Derek Mahon, Harbour Lights.
Having referenced Derek Mahon in relation to his potential influence on Conor O'Callaghan, I will be taking a closer look at Mahon's most recent collection, Harbour Lights. It might prove to be interesting over the coming years as younger writers seek to find a way out from under Heaney and Muldoon, two of the most influential of the older generation. Mahon might also be seen as a kind of enabler for the likes of David Wheatley, and Justin Quinn. Ireland has its fair share of "new formalism", and I will break out of this stream in a month or so to investigate poets with a different aesthetic.
Categories: poetry, ireland, irish, crit, literature