Fifty Poems by Michael Gorman is a hugely anticipated collection from a poet who has not had a publication in
almost thirty years; as can be seen from this collection, Michael Gorman has not been idle. Here in this beautifully
designed book he presents a wonderful collection of new and collected work.
Fifty Poems by Michael Gorman is a much anticipated collection from a poet who has not had a publication in
almost thirty years - but as can be seen from this collection, Michael Gorman has not been idle. He is much in
demand for readings and many of the poems have been included in anthologies. Here in this beautifully
designed book Michael Gorman presents an amalgam of new and collected work.
The poetry is much enhanced by the many unique features of this publication. Upon picking up a copy, one
is immediately aware that this is not a run-of-the-mill book. The quality of the design by Vincent Murphy of
Artisan House is impressive; illustrations by the talented Joe Boske are included, and uniquely selected readings
recorded by Michael Gorman are available to listen to or download on www.artisanhouse.ie/michaelgorman
`One by one these bright poem-pennies fuse in your fist to reveal, when opened, a sun-gold gleaming sovereign. Marvellous.' Patrick McCabe; `Once in a blue moon, a book appears that changes the way you think. fifty poems is just such a book. Michael Gorman's poems stand shoulder to shoulder with Kavanagh, Durcan, and O'Driscoll in a beautiful, heartbreaking, and heart-warming book.' John MacKenna; When Michael Gorman and I were starting out on our paths, John McGahern described him to me as `one of the best minds of your generation'. `Go talk to him,' he said. I have always been thankful that I did. Our enduring conversation, like this collection, has been salvific and a blessing'. Paula Meehan
Michael Gorman was born in Sligo and educated at Summerhill College and National University of Ireland Galway where he tutored and taught for many years.<