Patrick Kavanagh (1904 - 1967 / County Monaghan)
Kavanagh was born on the 21st of October 1904, in the village of Inniskeen, Co. Monaghan, Ireland. His father was a shoemaker and had a small farm of land. At the age of thirteen Kavanagh became an apprentice shoemaker. He gave it up 15 months later, admitting that he didn't make one wearable pair of boots. For the next 20 years, Kavanagh would work on the family farm before moving to Dublin in 1939.
Kavanagh's writing resulted in the publication of some poems in a local newspaper in the early 1930's. In 1939, his brother Peter, who was a Dublin based teacher, urged him to move to the city to establish himself as a writer. The Dublin Literary Society saw Kavanagh as a country ... more »
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- A Star
- April Dusk
- Canal Bank Walk
- Having To Live in the Country
- In Memory Of My Mother
- Inniskeen Road: July Evening
- Kerr's Ass
- Memory of my Father
- On An Apple-Ripe September Morning
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''Leafy-with-love banks and the green waters of the canalPatrick Kavanagh (1905-1969), Irish poet, novelist. Canal Bank Walk (l. 1-2). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Robe...
Pouring redemption for me,''
''For this soul needs to be honoured''Patrick Kavanagh (1905-1969), Irish poet, novelist. Canal Bank Walk (l. 13). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Rober...
''O unworn world enrapture me, enrapture me in a webPatrick Kavanagh (1905-1969), Irish poet, novelist. Canal Bank Walk (l. 9-10). . . Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry, The. Richard Ellmann and Rob...
Of fabulous grass and eternal voices by a beech,''
''I have lived in important places, timesPatrick Kavanagh (1905-1969), Irish poet, novelist. Epic (l. 1-2). . . Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry, The. Paul Muldoon, ed. (1986) Fabe...
When great events were decided,''