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Alan Gillis – The Green Rose (Clutag Press, 2010)

Announcing the forthcoming publication of The Green Rose by Alan Gillis, available February 2010 ISBN 978-0-9553476-5-8 ‘This carefully orchestrated collection showcases a striking new development in the work of a fast-emerging poet. From the North of Ireland, but now living in Edinburgh, deeply in tune with his forbearers and contemporaries, yet freshly independent, Gillis offers a vibrant new perspective on our changing archipelago. The Green Rose distils, in concentrated form, a poetic that powerfully combines range and variety with unity and resonance. The vivid sweep of Gillis’s stanzas combine direct speech and sonorous cadence in reverberating verse which, in the grand Irish tradition, is both good craic and a caustic examination of the cracks within society and the self. Published…

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