What’s Happening in the Shade

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  • “Here are poems that speak with intelligence and grace of the marvellous in the mundane.” —Theo Dorgan

Meet The Author

Liam Ryan was born in Donohill, Tipperary in 1955 but now lives in County Laois, where he has his own architectural business. He is married with two grown-up daughters. Doghouse Books published his debut collection of poems, Touching Stones, in May 2009. His poems and reviews have been published in the Irish Times, Poetry Ireland and The Shop. One of his poems won third prize at Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2012 and his work has been included in several anthologies, including the Dublin anthology If Ever You Go.

Liam Ryan canvasses a broad spectrum of subjects in his second collection of poems, What’s Happening in the Shade. Part I of the collection visits life, death and God, while Part II examines love in many of its forms: parental love, spousal love and unrequited love.

He provides both objective observations and his private thoughts, with a joke or a pun always waiting just around the corner. Throughout this collection, Ryan borrows the words of fifteen world poets – including Pablo Neruda, Mirabai, and Rainer Maria Rilke – translates them making them his own, offering new versions of lofty poetry to professor and novice alike.

Weight 0.241 kg