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Thomas Lynch’s poems, essays, and stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Poetry and The Paris Review. His book The Undertaking won the American Book Award, was a finalist for the National Book Award, and was made into an Emmy Award-winning PBS Frontline documentary. He lives in Michigan and in Moveen, County Clare, Ireland. Visitwww.thomaslynch.com
This is a fine collection of poetry, a memoir of Ireland and most especially wisdom from a mortician.
The twenty four poems are the story of Argyle, from his inner dreams about loving women to his struggles with the parish priests.
When great writers become obsessed two possible outcomes present themselves: self-indulgence or genius.