Copyrightfrom A Time for Voices: Selected Poems 1960-1990 (Bloodaxe, 1990), copyright © Brendan Kennelly 1990, used by permission of the author and Bloodaxe Books Ltd.
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Brendan Kennelly (b. 1936) is the prolific author of over twenty books of poetry as well as plays, novels and criticism. Born in Ballylongford in Co. Kerry, Kennelly was Professor of Modern Literature at Trinity College, Dublin for thirty years. In his native country Brendan is public property, both popular and controversial, counting the rock band U2 amongst his friends and appearing in car adverts on Irish TV, in his unofficial role of "Ireland's poetry confessor" (The Independent).
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