Both contemporary and historical Ireland come to life through Sheryl Clough’s masterful linguistic abilities. Like Yeats, who inhabits some of this collection, these poems are born of music and beg to be read aloud. Lyrical marries imagistic in social commentary rich in culture from the homeless, the pub, symbols, wars, famous writers and storied citizens to the haunting beauty of art and landscapes “unchanged through time’s folded embrace.” Maith Thú! Brava!
-- Ellaraine Lockie, award-winning poet, nonfiction author, educator, Lilipoh Poetry Editor
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sheryl Clough has worked as a teacher, editor, whitewater river guide, paralegal, and egg packer in an Alaskan salmon cannery. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she designed and taught UAF’s first writing course linked to environmental literature.
38 pages, 20 poems