• Mahon, Derek

    Mahon, Derek

    Derek Mahon (b.1941) was born in Belfast and is widely regarded as one of the most significant and innovative poets of his generation. He writes poems that often explore themes of alienation and loneliness. As well as award-winning essays and translations, he has published many poetry collections including Life on Earth (2008) and An Autumn Wind (2010), both with The Gallery Press. A New Selected Poems was published by Faber in 2016.


"Candlestick’s website is enticing and you might find yourself buying pamphlets of poems about puddings and bicycles..." Erica Wagner
The Times

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