John Liddy was born in Co. Cork 1954. He grew up in Limerick and took a degree with The University of Wales. He worked for many years as a teacher/librarian. Founding editor with Jim Burke of The Stony Thursday Book, he has published ten collections of poetry in English, three with Spanish translations, as well as books for children. His own translations include the work of Irish and Spanish poets. He was Limerick City of Culture Poet in Residence for July 2014 and co-edited 1916-2016: An Anthology of Reactions. A collection of all his Spanish related poems is forthcoming in 2018. He lives in Madrid and summers in Ireland.
Madrid and Other Poems
by John Liddy
Madrid and Other Poems has a threefold annunciation - Praise, Tort, and Vista. The sections reflect these words: Praise is filled with gratitude and thanks to people who are gone while it mourns those who have been loved and lost. Tort speaks out against issues of the modern day, and the outrage and chaos that is within and outside of the poet. In Vista he reflects on life’s experiences.
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