Tried and Sentenced

Tried and Sentenced

Selected Poems

Edited by Marion Kelly

Tried and Sentenced print

ISBN: 9780992738426 (paperback)
ISBN: 9780992738402 ASIN: B00IX57S3Q (Kindle)
ISBN: 9780992738419 (ePub)

Reviews of Tried and Sentenced

“I had known his work as a novelist. He has an international and historical mind that always attracted me to his writing. This sensibility, a voice for all the world and all time is present in these poems. They are short but searing and utterly graceful. There is something clean and precise in his language that never shows off but yet dazzles. I don’t know how he does that. I can only enjoy it.” Emer Martin. [full review, – opens in new tab]

“Whether we are being directed through a hospital ward, a city street, a train through Spain or to his native county Wexford, or upwards into the heavens, we follow along the many magic paths that Philip Casey has created with renewed faith that poetry, in the right hands, is the one art that can align all that is important on earth and in the heavens.” –Eamonn Wall, Cyphers 80

“The book I’ll most treasure from 2014 is his Selected Poems, artfully entitled Tried and Sentenced. This superb culling from three decades of verse is not only fascinating for its hard intellectual rigour merged with with lightness and humane grace, but because it may herald a trend of established poets like Casey directly addressing their audience through self-published e-books on kindle or print on demand.” – Dermot Bolger, The Sunday Business Post, Favourite reads of 2014.

Philip is a quiet, powerful voice who speaks through his novels and poetry. He doesn’t make superfluous noise. … This book is beautifully produced and the best way to understand and appreciate Philip Casey’s special gifts is to buy the book and take time out to immerse yourself in his world. It is time well spent. – Terry McDonagh,

Eloquent and beautifully honest poems by a master wordsmith. –Grace Wynne-Jones,

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