Seán Mac Falls is an Irish poet. Belonging to no group or movement and operating outside of literary fashions, his brand of symbolist poetry can, at first reading, appear difficult. His use of allusion, startling diction and subtle punning display submerged metaphor in his work. The overall effect is a fresh implementation of Imagism.
He has published two books of poetry and several chapbooks. His first collection of poems, 20 Poems was praised, first from Oxford University don, John Carey, who compared the poet to W. B. Yeats and later by Yale critic Harold Bloom. Several of the poems were Pushcart Prize nominations and were reprinted in major UK magazines such as Agenda, The London Magazine and Stand Magazine.
He published a second book, entitled The Blue Falcon, in 2010.
Publications and Prizes
The Blue Falcon (Peregrine Smith Books, 2010), 20 Poems (Peregrine Smith Books, 2001)
Grrrrr, Poems about Bears (Arctos Press, 2004)
Agenda, Irish Literary Supplement, London Magazine, New Welsh Review, Poet Lore, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Magazine, Stand Magazine
Stanley Joseph Award, Pushcart Prize
W B Yeats, Pablo Neruda, Dylan Thomas, Ted Hughes, John Keats, William Shakespeare, John Donne . . .
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Listing last updated: July 11, 2012