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Selected Poems: Moyra Donaldson

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  • "Moyra Donaldson has assimilated the powerful influences of Yeats, Hewitt, Hughes, Longley and Heaney, together with Plath and Liz Lochhead, to present a hard-won distinctive self" —Medbh McGuckian

Meet The Author

Moyra Donaldson was born and brought up in County Down. She has published five previous collections, including a Selected Poems in 2013. Her poetry has won a number of awards, including the Allingham Award, the National Women’s Poetry Competition and the Cuirt New Writing Award. She has received four awards from the Arts Council NI, most recently, the Artist Career Enhancement Award. Her poems have been anthologised and have featured on BBC Radio and television, including the Channel 4 production, Poems to Fall in Love With. Having read at various literary festivals in Ireland, England, Canada, America and Hungary, Moyra is also an experienced creative writing tutor, working with individuals and groups in the literary, community and health care sectors. She has edited a number of anthologies and was literary editor for Fortnight magazine.

Moyra Donaldson’s poetry collections have been hailed as ‘urbane, modern, and sophisticated…important and engaging…ambitious in its scope, and speaking with a rare authority…insightful and profoundly moving…’ Selected Poems is an ideal place for the reader to engage with the themes of Donaldson’s work: the natural world, human sexuality, and the often unexpected ways in which people’s lives interlink. Drawing inspiration from historical figures, friends, and chance acquaintances alike, Moyra Donaldson looks at the world with a fresh, unflinching eye. Selected Poems is a remarkable achievement by a poet at the height of her powers.

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