Author: Kate Newmann

Publisher: Arlen House

A profound realisation of suffering unequalled in Irish poetry. This volume of emotionally courageous poems is destined to find an enduring place in the canon of Holocaust literature. To read these poems is to taste sorrow. Cathal O'Searcaigh

Susan Sontag has delineated the pornography of fascism; these poems chart its lunacy, its aberrant, horrific, distortions of reason. Paula Meehan, Ireland Professor of Poetry

Kate Newmann's approach goes deep into the immediate record and finds a poem there. She does it horribly well. John Kerrigan, Professor of English 2000, University of Cambridge

Refusing false consolations, this book grapples with the dreadful knowledge of the real. Instead of trying to awaken form the nightmare of history, Kate Newmann composes a haunting soundscape that bears necessary witness. Theodore Depp, Director of Stonecoast Programme in Ireland, University of Maine


Publication date: 
Saturday 3 January 2015

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