Songs For No Voices
About the book…
Songs For No Voices, the second collection of the Donegal-based poet
Nigel McLoughlin consolidates and deepens the achievement of his critically
well-received debut, At the Waters’
Strongly rooted in the Donegal/Fermanagh hinterland, the poems explore ideas of place and belonging. The collection is remarkable for the allying of an acute analytical intelligence with an astute understanding of the traditions and faultlines of modern Irish poetry. Open, wrought, reflective, his poems are a welcome antidote to the sentimentality and sloppiness of much of contemporary verse.
Writing with vigour, McLoughlin has produced a collection of true seriousness and intent.