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Oisín Breen

FLOWERS, ALL SORTS, IN BLOSSOM,
FIGS, BERRIES, AND FRUITS FORGOTTEN

— The well received debut collection by Dublin-born, Edinburgh-based poet, Oisín Breen

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‘A sensuous debut,’ Melissa Todd

‘Harks back to an oral tradition, the poet as shaman,’ Tony Hill

‘Exceptional – I have never read anything like it,’ Elizabeth Jacobson

‘Part of me wants to eat my own manuscript because Breen is so good,’ The Garrulous Gecko

‘To read this collection is to witness fearless Romantic Modernism,’ Ric Hool

‘The words … roll off the tongue, or stay around to be sucked and savoured to extricate as much flavour as possible,’ Angela Dye

‘Ambitious, [and] designed to have cerebral appeal,’ Emma Lee

‘Rich, textured language … unique and striking,’ Janette Ayachi

‘Here, ancient Babylon is paired with the banal brutality of prison guards’ erotic fantasies about Rita Hayworth; shopping trolleys plunged in the Liffey with child sacrifice, and the Dublin Docklands bus number 53 with historical conspiracy,’ Pippa Goldschmidt

Early Reviews:

Confluence Magazine, review by Melissa Todd
The University of Birkbeck Mechanics Institute Review, review by Lawrence Illsley
The Garrulous Gecko
Emma Lee
Julia Cirignano

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