Plainchant for a Sundering

Lapwing Press, Belfast


'Kiely's style - and the liberty of his voice - has more to do with those few Irish poets who have been exposed to a working European modernity; the work is given its head, allowed to find its own form. This is dark, almost Gothic stuff, not for the poetically squeamish'.

Fred Johnston, Poetry Ireland Review

'Transformations, here, do not come through language - rather language is being used to expound and delineate very personal transformations'.

Ross Moore, The Burning Bush

'All that we have here is earnestness of feeling, set down in a 'therapoetic' mode'.

Peter Denman, Books Ireland
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