Before he was known to readers as a world class fictionist, Philip Casey gave us poems. On the evidence of Dialogue in Fading Light, he remains always and ever a poet of great powers. The wonder and longing, gratitude and grace that inform this work make us grateful for Casey’s many gifts. –Thomas Lynch
Dialogue in Fading Light: New and Selected Poems
published in November 2005.
Publisher: New Island Books
In his first collection in almost fifteen years, Philip Casey blends re-worked older poems with new reflections on love, death and the times we live in, ranging in tone from the light-hearted to the contemplative.
Praise for Philip Casey
˜Casey gives physicality to abstract ideas with great assurance and he has an eye for things which do not clamour for attention” Susan McKay, Sunday Press
“…he has a poetâ€™s delicate ear and a playwrightâ€™s eye for direction.” Erica Wagner, The Times
˜Casey writes in a language which is supple, accurate, sensitive and immensely strong.” Ros Cowman, GRAPH