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This is an auction for THE NIGHT POST by Matthew Sweeney. reviews:

"This new selection by Matthew Sweeney encompasses 30 odd years of work from 1978 to the present day in 169 pages of poetry. Sweeney has a distinct voice and famous black wit. Yes there is a gentle whiff of Heaneyland here and there but these are minor hat tips from a poet who pulls influence from further afield. There are surreal touches. His humour sharp, his language simple. Always effective and never less than tremendously readable."

"Part of the highly-accomplished second generation of postwar Irish writers that have gone on to achieve international prominence, Sweeney has come to signify a very different Irish sensibility. Looking east towards Germany and central Europe for his models, he unifys these with a passion for surreal narrative and jet black humour. Often driven by sinister, filmic scenarios and a powerful visual imagination, Sweeney's lyric power grows from strength to strength. In this new selection, featuring a number of hitherto uncollected poems, including some very early work, we see a wilder, more disparate and disruptive poet capable of tremendous poignancy, elegance and musicality."

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the Polytechnic of North London and the University of Freiburg. His poetry collections include Blue Shoes (1989), Cacti (1992), The Bridal Suite (1997), A Smell of Fish (2000), Selected Poems (2002), Sanctuary (2004) and Black Moon (2007). He won a Cholmondeley Award in 1987 and an Arts Council Writers’ Award in 1999.

Hardback 2010.

173 pages.

Brand new (unread) condition.

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