I’m in awe of Thomas Lynch’s way with language: the plain-spoken honesty…
Frank McGuinness is joined by American-Irish poet Thomas Lynch for an intimate and evocative celebration of the poet’s art.
Best known as a playwright, Frank McGuinness first came to prominence with Factory Girls (1982) and the multi-award-winning World War I drama Observe the Sons of Ulster...(1985). His first poetry collection Booterstown was published in 1994. Dulse, his fourth, and latest, anthology is suffused with myth and folklore, its poetry as fierce and restless as the Atlantic Ocean that inspires its title.
Michigan-born poet, essayist (and funeral director!) Thomas Lynch is the author of three poetry collections: Skating with Heather Grace, Grimalkin and Other Poems and Still Life in Milford. His award-winning essay collection The Undertaking was a cult classic and his love affair with Ireland (where he now resides part of the year) was documented in the acclaimed memoir Booking Passage. His poems are rich and humane recordings of the ordinary enterprise of everyday life.