Review: Thomas McCarthy
Last year, as spring turned to summer, Irish poetry belonged to the young and the new. We first met two majestic and elegant poets, Paul Casey and Afric McGlinchey, whose books were as good as anything in years. The young poet Kerri O’Brien wowed audiences with her confidence and poise at Ballymaloe House and at Shakespeare and Co. in Paris. In the old anatomy theatre at UCC, the young doctor-poet, Kathy Darcy, celebrated her new collection. More will be heard from these voices in the future.