Dingle Day by Joe O'Connell
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In DINGLE DAY poet Joe O'Connell flies with the best of the Irish literary tradition: reverence for the Irish countryside; for the Irish people; taking on big themes, life and the nature of living. He lets his language go, invents words, delights at times in the pure sound of words, in the pure sound of sound. He is not afraid to break the norms hence the subtitle: "Poems about music, women, drink, Kerry, cars and spirituality." All of the time he celebrates, over and over he celebrates, but never leaves his art: "I suppose art creates something new / Itself nonetheless part of reality."