Published posthumously, Collected, a book of poems and translations, celebrates a sorely lamented voice in Irish poetry. Inevitably, Sean Dunne's three collections are the quoin-stones of this book. Included also are unpublished and previously uncollected works, notably his long 'Letter from Ireland' and a substantial selection of translations from Anna Akhmatova. Peter Fallon's 'Afterwords' describes Sean Dunne's enduring themes, his hungers and his spiritual growth, and the arc of his emergence as a quietly insistent and necessary poet. More than twenty years ago (in what has proved a prescient review), Brendan Kennelly applauded Sean Dunne's 'dedication and accomplishment . . . constantly pitting his own values against the pain, suffering, violence and futility of the world. And his values are strong, perhaps lasting ones' - a judgement this ample collection corroborates.
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