Spirit Bird by Patrick Shannon
Spirit Bird By Patrick Shannon
Shannon’s poems are a breathless, breath-taking Dylan Thomasesque whirl through the past and present, full of memorable characters, tender elegies and glorious details of the back-lanes and boreens, the pool-halls and army-stores, the docksides and walkover bridges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. But there is a global sensibility on view too – Shannon is citizen of the world, shining his poetic light from Sunderland to Sarajevo to Aleppo and back to a Leitrim hill.
Nessa O’Mahony – Irish Poet and Novelist