Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass


Harry Clifton


Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass

In this new, deeply meditative and wide-ranging collection, Harry Clifton brings his extraordinary poetic and intellectual gifts to bear on the present state of Irish culture. These are both personal and public reflections (on love, marriage, middle age and history) that stake his claim as one of the most significant Irish poets now writing.

This collection follows Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, published by Wake Forest in 2007, which won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

Clifton is the present Professor of Poetry in Ireland.