Máire Mhac an tSaoi
About the book…
One of the foremost poets in the Irish language, Máire Mhac an tSaoi’s poetry
bespeaks a lyric sensibility capable of accommodating both the modern and
individual within the underlying traditions of Irish poetry.
These translations of classic Irish poems demonstrate both virtues of her own verse - fidelity to fact and emotion, formal restraint and craft, a careful ear for the rhythms of everyday life - and the vitality, vigour and flexibility of the canon upon which she draws.