A Snail in My Prime: New and Selected Poems

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Paul Durcan is one of Ireland's most popular and controversial poets. Since the publication of his first book in 1967, he has made satirical, celebratory and moving poetry out of his and his country's fortunes and misfortunes. This collection a number of new poems as well as poems from "Endsville", "Teresa's Bar", "The Berlin Wall Cafe", and "Going Home to Russia". The author's book "Daddy, Daddy" won the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1990.

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Paul Durcan is one of Ireland's foremost poets. He was born in Dublin in 1944. His first book, Endsville (1967), has been followed by more than twenty others, including The Berlin Wall Cafe (a Poetry Book Society Choice in 1985), Daddy, Daddy (winner of the Whitbread Award for Poetry in 1990), Cries of an Irish Caveman: New Poems (2001), The Art of Life (2004) and The Laughter of Mothers (2008). In 2009 he published a selection of his work from the previous forty years in one volume, Life is a Dream. In 2001 Paul Durcan received a Cholmondeley Award. He was the Ireland Professor of Poetry 2004-2007. In 2009 he was conferred with an honorary degree by Trinity College, Dublin. He is a member of Aosdana.

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Published by The Harvill Press (1993)
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