Monday, November 23, 2009

Kavanagh: our poet for the recession?

In today's Irish Times, Alan O'Riordan has a feature which is worth reading on Patrick Kavanagh (on the Leaving Cert course for both 2010 and 2011), called 'Kavanagh's Lessons for Simple Living'. He writes:-

Denied his travel and his products, the cosmopolitan thinks life has stopped, when perhaps what is needed is to develop a talent for simplicity and for staying put, either out of necessity or because of a realisation that we have all “tasted and tested too much”. That quote is no accident – for Patrick Kavanagh could be the poet laureate of the post-Celtic Tiger age.

O'Riordan also mentions poems on the LC course such as 'Epic', 'Advent', 'Canal Bank Walk' and 'The Hospital. Full article here.

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