Derrybeg and Back

John P. McNamee

A poetic journey from County Donegal to inner-city America, on topics from loneliness to longing, faith to love.
Publication date:
December 2010
Publisher :
Dufour Editions
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ISBN : 9780802313485

Dimensions : 216 X 140 mm
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Derrybeg and Back offers us a splendid poetic journey from the riven shores of County Donegal to the grit of inner-city America. Along the way we visit churches, airports, schools, half-way houses and more, which John McNamee depicts with a keen eye for local detail. But the many vividly illustrated places to which McNamee takes us evoke another voyage, the journey inward. With a strong sense of justice McNamee negotiates matters of faith, loneliness, longing, and love. McNamee addresses these concerns, experienced by all, with exceptional poignancy, in a delightfully organized collection of poems.