Synopses & Reviews
The White Page is the most comprehensive anthology of modern Irish women poets available, with photographs, poems, and biographies of 113 Irish women poets who have published at least one collection of poetry since 1930.
As an extended, annotated directory, unlike other anthologies, it includes both biographical and bibliographical details on every poet., as well as one poem. Poets born in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, as well as poets of Irish ancestry and non-nationals, who have been resident and writing in Ireland for long periods, are represented. A seminal reference book for students of Irish literature, The White Page is also a terrific anthology for lovers of modern Irish poetry. It is a perfect place to start for someone interested in exploring Irish women poets and needing some guidance to who these poets are.
Here one will find the poets who have been writing for some time and have established themselves as some of Ireland's best, such Maire Mhac an tSaoi, Eavan Boland, Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and Paula Meehan. Here as well as the younger poets, those who just beginning to make their mark on the literary landscape, such as, Moya Cannon, Mary Dorcey, Vona Groake, and Katie Donovan.