HARTNETT, Michael. Prisoners. Illustrated by Timothy Engelland


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Massachusetts & Dublin: The Deerfield Press, The Gallery Press, 1977. pp. [16]. Brown cloth, title in gilt on spine. Limited edition to 250 copies signed by the author. A fine copy in a very good dust jacket. Michael Hartnett was born in Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, in 1941. His poems were first published in Poetry Ireland and Arena. In 1968 the Dolmen Press issued a collection of his love poems entitled Anatomy of a Cliché; in 1969 New Writers’ Press brought out his translation of the Old Irish Hag of Beare; and in 1970 New Writers’ Press published his Selected Poems which was widely acclaimed as one of the finest books of poems to be published in Ireland for years.



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