Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Daniel Tobin's 'On Irish American Poetry'

I have a review upcoming in Irish Studies Review (20.4, November 2012) of Daniel Tobin's essay, memoir and poetry collection Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry, billed by its publishers as 'the first comprehensive study of Irish American poetry ever published'. Though some of it has been published before as articles elsewhere, it does suggest a wealth of possibilities for future study. Its focus and interests are slightly different to mine, as my work focuses on American poetry and fiction with Irish themes, but it is a welcome addition to the field of Irish/American transatlantic studies -- and shows how important the place of Irish culture has become within American literature.

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