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Breaking News

(2003)
A collection of poems by

 
 
The deceptively spare poems in Ciaran Carsons radical new collection encapsulate the black taxis and the blackbird of Belfast, whose past and traditions the book refracts.
The historical reach of Breaking News embraces 'The Gladstone Bar circa 1954', 'Russia' and 'The Indian Mutiny' as well as responses to paintings by Goya and Gericault. Shorter poems pave the way for 'The War Correspondent', a series of poems which dwell on the horrors and the spirit of episodes in the Crimean War. Ciaran Carson records the force of terror and beauty with surgical precision and lapidary skill. His words and phrases resonate among the open spaces which surround them. The mosaic qualities of these poems incorporate silences, interruptions and fractures in communication.
Gesturing towards William Carlos Williams' rhythms of speech and living, this prodigiously gifted, ever inventive poet extends the range of his Irish idiom.

    

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Hardback Editions

April 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Breaking News
Author(s): Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 1-930630-11-5 / 978-1-930630-11-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wake Forest University Press
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March 2003 : UK Hardback
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Title: Breaking News
Author(s): Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 1-85235-340-6 / 978-1-85235-340-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Gallery Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Breaking News
Author(s): Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 1-930630-10-7 / 978-1-930630-10-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wake Forest University Press
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March 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Breaking News
Author(s): Ciaran Carson
ISBN: 1-85235-339-2 / 978-1-85235-339-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Gallery Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2017 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Breaking News
Author(s): Ciaran Carson
Publisher: Gallery Books
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