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Self Portrait Patrick Kavanagh

Self Portrait

Patrick Kavanagh

Published December 1st 1975
ISBN : 9780851052755
32 pages
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 About the Book 

Patrick Kavanagh was an Irish poet and novelist. Regarded as one of the foremost poets of the 20th century, his best known works include the novel Tarry Flynn and the poems On Raglan Road and The Great Hunger. He is known for accounts of Irish life through reference to the everyday and commonplace.When the Irish Times compiled a list of favourite Irish poems in 2000, ten of his poems were in the top fifty, and Kavanagh was rated the second favourite poet behind WB Yeats. The Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award is presented each year for an unpublished collection of poems. The annual Patrick Kavanagh Weekend takes place on the last weekend in September in Inniskeen, County Monaghan, Ireland. The Patrick Kavanagh Centre, an interpretative centre set up to commemorate the poet, is located in Inniskeen. [wikipedia]