New Books: The Irish Poet and the Natural World

Prof. Andrew Carpenter writes:

The Irish Poet and the Natural World: an anthology of verse in English from the Tudors to the Romantics. Edited by Andrew Carpenter and Lucy Collins. Cork University Press.

This annotated anthology of poems makes available a rich variety of Irish texts depicting the relationship between humans and the environment between 1580 and 1820. More than a hundred poems are printed here, together with an extensive critical introduction, notes on each text and a full bibliography. All the poets whose work is represented here were born in Ireland or are identified as Irish, and many were active during the eighteenth century.

ISBN 978-1-78205-064-3, €39, Hardback. April 2014.

Available at a special offer price of €30 through

The book will be launched at the Royal Irish Academy on 7 May. See here for further details.