The Village Sings
ISBN 1 900693 09 7
The Village Sings, Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s sixth collection of poetry in English for adults, celebrates life in a close, rural community in County Kerry. Beginning with politics as it emerges from the War of Independence and the foundation of the State, it traces the life of the village through the eyes of the local poet and schoolmaster. It examines the role of the teacher in his community, and follows the people as they re-create themselves in the Village Hall, the Football Field, in Church, in their use of language, their music making, in their imagination on art, politics, family, the supernatural and village life.
The Village Sings is published concurrently by Story Line Press in the U.S. and by Peterloo Poets in England.