Cathal Ó Searcaigh
Irish Pages.org 2019
Rogha dánta as sé cinn déag de chnuasaigh filíochta Chathail Uí Shearcaigh – ó ‘Miontraigéide Cathrach’ (1975) go ‘Teanga na gCorr’ (2018) – maille le haistriúcháin go Béarla le Paddy Bushe agus Cathal Ó Searcaigh.
This extensive selection of poems from 16 collections by the Donegal poet, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, in a dual-language format, brings to the attention of an even wider public the heady abundance of a truly audacious talent. Ranging from the occupation of Palestine to human-earth relations, it is a book that gives credence to the idea of one borderless and unbounded creation.
Translated by the distinguished bilingual poet Paddy Bushe – one of the most talented translators of contemporary Gaelic poetry – this volume deploys the full range of an interpreter’s brilliance to render Ó Searcaigh’s work into faithful but fully-realised English language poems.