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REVIEW ¿ Windharp Þ ❮Reading❯ ➼ Windharp ➵ Author Niall MacMonagle – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Windharp Niall MacMonagle's essential anthology of the last century of Irish poetryThe Easter Rising of 1916 was a foundational moment of the independent Irish state; but while that insurrection conti Windharp Niall MacMonagle's essential Re and society through the work of its remarkable standing army of poets Edited by Niall MacMonagle Ireland's most trusted poetry commentator Windharp is an accessible and inspiring journey through a century of Irish li. Insightful interesting heartbreaking stunning

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Ere is no disagreement as to the majesty of Yeats's 'Easter ' or about the excellence of the Irish poetic tradition over the past century Windharp is an anthology that follows the twists and turns of Irish history cultu. I really enjoyed delving into this and discovering many new posts Arranging the poems chronologically is an excellent idea as you see how style changes and the different ways content is dealt with On the whole I preferred the poems that dealt with landscape place and religious themes to the overtly political ones but there was much to admire in these too particularly those that told personal stories rather than being big theme poems Recommended

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WindharpWindharp Niall MacMonagle's essential anthology of the last century of Irish poetryThe Easter Rising of was a foundational moment of the independent Irish state but while that insurrection continues to divide opinion th. The sounds of Irelandthat restless whisperingyou never get awayfrom seeping out oflow bushes and grassheatherbells and fern — from “Windharp” by John MontgueWhat a wonderful and wonderfully assessable collection of poems and poets from Ireland’s modern times The poems are listed chronically but are best read I think in one of two waysEither • by randomly opening to a page and diving in or • by a friend saying “Have you read this yet”In its depth the collection captures universal capital “T” Truth in its breadth it captures nuggets of the divine A friend loaned me his copy but—even in a chapter where I’m struggling to make my book collection smaller—I’m getting one of my own