This award winning debut collection demonstrates Gallagher's great physical sense of language. The mystery of existence hovers in the echoes of these wonderful quiet poems which combine gifted lyrics with rich images.
What makes us animals? Luke Morgan sets out to balance the inconvenient truths of our nature with the ideas of who we believe we can be. An autobiography of sorts, told through the lens of the animal kingdom, Beast is a visceral exploration of the beasts within us all.
'Some of the finest poems being published in Ireland today.' - Lucy Collins, The Irish Times 'The reader is especially captivated by Celia de Freine's portrayal of ordinary women who unexpectedly choose to fly.' - Manuela Palacios-Gonzalez, Estudios Irlandeses
This collection radiates beauty, honesty, and an authentic poetic voice that seems to overturn everything ugly in human experience. Tender portraits of family roots accompany a kaleidoscopic Strabane and touch on the anxiety of growing up in fraught political times.