A Poetry Archive recording by

Matthew Sweeney

Tracklisting

These poems come from a special recording for the Poetry Archive:

  • 1 -
    "Nightshow"

  • 2 -
    "Astronomy"

  • 3 -
    "Last Supper"

  • 4 -
    "A Round House"

  • 5 -
    "Imagined Arrival"

  • 6 -
    "The Servant"

  • 7 -
    "The Ideal Home"

  • 8 -
    "A Crow's Cremation"

  • 9 -
    "Ends"

  • 10 -
    "Divers at the Laurentic"

  • 11 -
    "A Couple Waiting"

  • 12 -
    "The Shadow Home"

  • 13 -
    "Pink Milk"

  • 14 -
    "Her Song"

  • 15 -
    "Cacti"

  • 16 -
    "Hanging"

  • 17 -
    "The Desert"

  • 18 -
    "Banknotes"

  • 19 -
    "Donkey Hoof"

  • 20 -
    "The House"

  • 21 -
    "Poker"

  • 22 -
    "The Hat"

  • 23 -
    "The Compromise"

  • 24 -
    "An End"

  • 25 -
    "The Butcher"

  • 26 -
    "Dancer"

  • 27 -
    "A Smell of Fish"

  • 28 -
    "Hooves"

  • 29 -
    "The Summons"

  • 30 -
    "Hair"

  • 31 -
    "The UFO"

  • 32 -
    "In the Dust"

  • 33 -
    "Insomnia"

  • 34 -
    "The Sweatmark"

  • 35 -
    "The Snowy Owl"

  • 36 -
    "The Hunger Artist at Home"

  • 37 -
    "The Snake"

  • 38 -
    "Opera"

  • 39 -
    "Black Moon"

  • 40 -
    "In the Garden"

  • 41 -
    "The Glass Chess Set"

  • 42 -
    "The Blue Hammock"

  • 43 -
    "Fish and Chips"


Select bibliography

  • A Dream of Maps Raven Arts Press (Dublin) 1981
  • A Round House Raven Arts Press (Dublin) 1983
  • The Lame Waltzer Raven Arts Press (Dublin) 1985
  • The Chinese Dressing-GownRaven Arts Press (Dublin) 1987
  • Blue Shoes Secker & Warburg 1989
  • The Snow Vulture Faber and Faber, 1992
  • The Flying Spring Onion Faber and Faber, 1992
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  • One for Jimmy: An Anthology from the Hereford and Worcester Poetry Project (editor) Hereford and Worcester County Council, 1992
  • Cacti Secker & Warburg, 1992
  • The Blue Taps Prospero Poets, 1994
  • Fatso in the Red Suit Faber and Faber, 1995
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  • Writing Poetry (Teach Yourself Series) (with John Hartley Williams), Hodder & Stoughton 1996
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  • Emergency Kit: Poems for Strange Times (editor with Jo Shapcott, Faber and Faber, 1996
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  • The Bridal Suite Cape, 1997
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  • Penguin Modern Poets 12: Helen Dunmore, Jo Shapcott, Matthew Sweeney Penguin,1997
  • Beyond Bedlam: Poems Written Out of Mental Distress (editor with Ken Smith), Anvil Press Poetry 1997
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  • A Smell of Fish Cape, 2000
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  • Up on the Roof: New and Selected Poems Faber and Faber, 2001
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  • Fox Bloomsbury, 2002
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  • Selected Poems Cape, 2002
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  • SanctuaryCape, 2004
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  • Stories Cape, 2006
  • Black Moon Cape, 2007
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  • The Night Post Salt, 2010
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  • Matthew Sweeney Reading from His Poems The Poetry Archive, 2011
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