Kerry Hardie's first collection makes maps of places familiar to her. "These days I want to trace/ the shapes of every townland in this valley". Her maps are scrutinized and filled with characters -- a young woman considers her childless state, a farm girl remembers home, a husband reflects upon his wife facing an operation, a daughter-in-law regrets her jealousy. These, and other people, are recorded in their own landscapes which, in turn, permeate their lives and ease them. Other poems dwell on the hardships and lessons ...

A Furious Place 1997, Gallery Books

ISBN-13: 9781852351960

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A Furious Place 1996, Gallery Books

ISBN-13: 9781852351953

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