This enhanced ebook with includes audio files of Brendan Kennelly reading his poems drawn from four classic recordings made in Dublin in 1982, 1998, 1999 and 2002. These include recordings of 32 individual poems as well asfour extracts from his book-length poem The Man Made of Rain.
Brendan Kennelly is one of Ireland's most popular and prolific poets. Over the past five decades he has written thousands of poems published in over 30 books of poetry, including three previous editions of Selected Poems. Published on his 75th birthday, this new selection presents just over a hundred of Kennelly's most essential poems and has been edited by two lifelong admirers of his work. Like Kennelly, Terence Brown, Emeritus Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature, studied at Trinity College Dublin, and taught there for most of life. After studying at Trinity College, Michael Longley went on to become one of Ireland's leading poets and was Ireland Professor of Poetry in 2007-10.