Dermot Healy

Dermot Healy was a poet, novelist and dramatist. He lived in County Sligo and was the author of A Goat's Song, Sudden Times, The Bend for Home and Long Time, No See. He won the Hennessy Award (twice), the Tom Gallon Award, the Encore Award and the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award. His posthumous collection of poetry, The Travels of Sorrow, is published by Gallery books in late 2015.

The Tickles of Mating

for Jack Donlon The cicadas of Ecuador start the buzz by beating their timbals together in time; the fireflies do it by synchronizing the sparks in the dark; the zigzags of Crete begin by piping a sac under their wings, …

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The Souls

1 On the way to a funeral in Cavan a crow flew into the windscreen. On the way to another funeral in Cavan a rabbit went under the wheel. Listen! I heard souls shoot up with a thump straight to …

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