Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

(b. 1942)

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(1942– ),

Irish poet, born in Cork, became editor of the poetry magazine, Cyphers. Intelligent, anecdotal, sometimes dryly humorous, her early collections (Acts and Monuments, 1972; Site of Ambush, 1975; The Second Voyage, 1977; and The Rose Geranium, 1981) conjure up an enigmatic world in which closely observed or vividly imagined details can assume the dimensions of parable or myth. More recently, The Magdalene Sermon (1989) and The Brazen Serpent (1994) take their focus from ironic hagiographies and agnostic studies of the miraculous.

Subjects: Literature.

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