New Poetry Collection Uses Verse to Explore Myriad Imagery

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‘1 2’ Collects Poetry to Examine Many Historical Models of Thought and Expression

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Written with a combinatory spirit influenced by Flann O Brien’s “At Swim Two Birds” and the Byzantine genius of Jorge Luis Borges, author Raghallach O Raghallaigh’s (pronounced Riley O Riley) new book “1 2” (published by Trafford Publishing) gathers a startling collection of European imagery, with an exploration using Angle, Irish, Doric Scots and Franglais (Middle English). He plots the history of oppression and depression, both in family relations and through some of the darkest points of history.

“1 2” takes readers into a cryptic interconnection of all things. A tracery of painful experience that outlines bright hope, the schema of salvation that would otherwise be unseen were it not for the author’s effort to find and make a book out of it, this book adheres to a classic Renaissance trope of subtlety, restraint and discipline.

A Blue Ink reviewer notes:

“Poetry aficionados searching for something unique will find it in this wildly imaginative – and equally challenging – extended stream-of-consciousness work about an elderly woman recollecting the significant events of her life, her richly historied Irish heritage, and her place in a world much different from the one she was born into.

Warning: readers may initially find the author’s narrative style unpalatable, due to its virtually indecipherable, seemingly nonsensical sequences. But for those who have the fortitude to see this through, the undeniable rhythm – and mutability – of the words offer up an evocative and multi-layered experience filled with political and social commentary, as well as a diversity of pop culture references (Larry King, Ali G , etc.).”

With each line yielding hidden riches on investigation, this book is nothing less than true literature operating sub rosa in the precincts of history to create an autonomous, visionary and highly original work of art.

About the Author
Raghallach O Raghallaigh lives and writes in Dublin.

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