Friday, March 23, 2007

Liddy Tribute reviewed in The Irish Literary Supplement

The Irish Literary Supplement has reviewed Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy in its Spring 2007 issue (Vol. 26, No. 2). The piece, by Tyler Farrell, is entitled “The Poet Who Caps Our Being,” and is quite a glowing assessment of both the Tribute and Liddy’s newest collection, On the Raft with Fr. Roseliep. Farrell writes, “The festschrift shows the desire to hail this poet, to give something back to a man who influenced poetry, shaped a new and unique outlook, and struck a blow for the spiritual and the sexual, the Irish and American, the freedoms and the footsteps.” Later he adds, “Many of the works jump off the page and relay much of Liddy’s devotion to writing, life, friends, love and art. It is gossip for the gossip poet and love for the love poet.” My appreciation to Farrell and the ILS.

2 comments:

Liammac said...

Why do you think Muldoon , a nice chap , has become the poet du jour of the University set here in America ? I have read Muldoon indifferently but have enjoyed Liddy's poems whenever I have come across them.His GOD BLESS ANOTHER AMERICA in THE BURNING BUSH #7 displays the serpentine train of thought of a great poet.

Mike Begnal said...

I have nothing against Muldoon at all, but why he and not another, I really couldn't say. But I have always thought that Liddy should be more widely recognized, and I think this Tribute goes some way toward rectifying that situation. There is no one like him...