Dr Arthur Broomfield is a poet, novelist, publisher and Beckett scholar from County Laois. His previous works include When the Dust Settles (International University Press) The Poetry Reading at Semple Stadium (Lapwing), The Empty Too: language and philosophy in the works of Samuel Beckett (Cambridge Scholars’ Publishing) and Mice at the Threshing (Lapwing). He is editor of the online poetry journal Outburst, and delivers occasional lectures on the works of Samuel Beckett. A Room of One’s Own is his first full collection.
Cold Coffee At Emo Court
by Arthur Broomfield
Arthur Broomfield’s sense of history excavates the fustier corners of things wemight almost forget, but which he refuses to ignore. These observant poems sparkle with a unique response to experience as he writes of love and marriage, the ‘poetry’ of a sporting fixture to the ears of a young boy, or the menace of the IRA at odds with the joy of the 1990 FIFA World Cup.
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