New Selected Poems is a book of singular abundance and formal verve, featuring poems of rare vision and dramatic power by an exceptional and resilient artist. Demonstrating the wide range of Derek Mahon’s verse, from the early lyricism to a more expansive middle period (‘New York Time’, ‘Decadence’) and the flowering of his late style.
Derek Mahon was born in Belfast in 1941, and now lives in Kinsale, County Cork. A member of Aosdána, he has received numerous awards including the Irish Academy of Letters Award, the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize, and Lannan and Guggenheim Fellowships. In recognition of his ‘lifetime’s achievement’ Derek Mahon received the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2007
This new Selection includes the stunning and reassuring poem 'Everything Is Going to Be All Right', made famous recently in a recording by the actor, Andrew Scott.