This listing closed and did not sell. The item has been relisted.

*** THE NIGHT POST by Matthew Sweeney *** Brand new item

  • No reserve No reserve 
  • Closed: Sun 16 Sep 2012, 3:56 pm
Listing #: 512223794
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."

More very favourable reviews on

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.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $5.95 (tracked mail).

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Wellington following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please.

Shipping details

  • $4.95  shipping via NZ Post
  • $5.95  tracked mail
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

Payment details

  • Pay Now with credit card
  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

DavidHarcourt (30518 30518 positive feedback) Address Verified Nov 2013 Member is In Trade
  • 99.8% positive feedback
  • Member since Dec 1999

Closes: Sun 16 Sep, 3:56 pm. 2012