Under the Rainbow
About the book…
'Kell chisels a poetry of controlled passion... What is most moving about his poetry is its unstated motif of human fortitude... Always he is a technician, a man in love with the musical scope of his art...' -Anne Stevenson'Kell is as good as any Irish poet writing today ...' -Robert HoganHis first new collection since the critically well-received Rock and Water (1993), Under the Rainbow sees Richard Kell consolidating the achievement of his recently published Collected Poems 1962-1993.Part One of Under the Rainbow offers poems of immediate or remembered experience, a few of them elegiac. Part Two is personal in a broader and more reflective way. It is also dramatic, in the sense that various imaginary speakers - sometimes writers - express their thoughts and feelings about nature, humanity and the divine. One of the often conflicting voices is that of spiritual hope, with which the collection ends.Under the Rainbow is a compelling and moving collection from one of Ireland's most assured voices.