Harry Clifton has published five collections of poems, including The Desert Route: Selected Poems 1973-88 and Night Train through the Brenner, all from Gallery Press. A collection of his short fiction, Berkeley's Telephone, appeared from Lilliput Press in 2000. His most recent collection of poems, Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004, was published by Wake Forest in 2007 and won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award. He has taught at the University of Bremen, the University of Bordeaux, Trinity College and University College Dublin. He is currently Ireland Professor of Poetry.
In this new, deeply meditative and wide-ranging collection, Harry Clifton brings his extraordinary poetic and intellectual gifts to bear on the present state of Irish culture. These are both personal and public reflections (on love, marriage, middle age and history) that stake his claim as one of the most significant Irish poets now writing.The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass
Wake Forest University Press