Mercy

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Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Bloodaxe Books
Publish Date
Pages
64
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.4 X 0.4 inches | 0.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781780375007

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About the Author
Róisín Kelly was born in west Belfast and raised in the rural Irish county of Leitrim. After a year as a handweaver on Clare Island and a Masters in Writing at NUI Galway, she now calls Cork City home. Her first chapbook of poetry, Rapture, was published by Southword Editions in 2016. Publications in which her work has appeared in Ireland, the US and UK include Poetry, Magma, Ambit, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Ireland Review and Winter Papers. In 2017 she won the Fish Poetry Prize. Her first full-length collection, Mercy, is published by Bloodaxe in 2020.
Reviews
What is striking about Kelly's writing is that she intentionally situates herself within Ireland's literary tradition, frequently drawing on Yeatsian images like the rose. She is unswerving, however, in her desire to draw romance and realism together, and Kelly revives the symbols of old so that they might be re-spoken in a brazen, drunken voice... Kelly's poetry is at once tender and savage, steeped in tradition yet brave in expression -- she takes readers where they don't want to go, a feat that most writers attempt, but few achieve.' - James O'Sullivan, Los Angeles Review of Books