Moyra Donaldson was born and brought up in County Down, Ireland and has been described as one of the country's most distinctive and accomplished writers. She has published four previous collections: Snakeskin Stilettos (1998), Beneath The Ice (2001), The Horse's Nest (2006) and Miracle Fruit (2010). Her poetry has won a number of awards, including the Allingham Award, the National Women's Poetry Competition, and the Cuirt New Writing Award. She has received four awards from the Arts Council NI, most recently, the Artist Career Enhancement Award.
Selected Poems is an ideal place for the reader to engage with the themes of Donaldson’s work: the natural world, human sexuality, and the often unexpected ways in which people’s lives interlink. Drawing inspiration from historical figures, friends, and chance acquaintances alike, Moyra Donaldson looks at the world with a fresh, unflinching eye. Selected Poems is a remarkable achievement by a poet at the height of her powers.Selected Poems
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