Faye Boland

Peripheral by Faye Boland

Faye Boland

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About the Author

Faye Boland lives in Kenmare, Co.Kerry.

Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines and journals. She has won the Robert Leslie Boland poetry prize 2018 and the Hanna Greally International Literary Award 2017. She was shortlisted in 2013 for the Poetry on the Lake XIII International Poetry Competition and was highly commended for a Kerry Literary Award (for fiction) in 2015. Her songs, Dreaming (2013) and All I Want is You (2015) are available on iTunes.

Further information about her upcoming readings, publications and awards are available from her website.
"Faye Boland’s poetry is a happy combination of musical lyricism and intellectual subtlety. This combination produces poems that are charming and fascinating, which will compel readers to read and re-read them many times. This book will continue to fascinate all its readers during the years to come." – Dr Brendan Kennelly

"Recounted from an eclectic range of perspectives, Boland’s poems chart a restless search for home, for purpose. A judicious collection in an era when people feel increasingly disconnected from their own sense of worth." – Eileen Sheehan

Of 2017 Hanna Greally International Literary Award-winning poem, Peripheral:
"The economy and freshness of language is riveting ("my roof is the sky, the wind my walls, every night it blows the same word: Homeless, Homeless"), form as scaffold, arrests the eye and ear. Each word is a volley of intent, like an espresso shot of thought that catches the heart off guard. We’re called to attention in the fluency of the poet’s intent, Boland's style reminding of the Scottish poet, John Burnside…" – Mary Melvin Geoghegan

Peripheral by Faye Boland
Poetry, Irish and contemporary. 78 printed pages. Paperback.
First published in Ireland, in 2018, by The Manuscript Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-911442-15-8

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