Today's poem is "Dark Hay"
from First Light

Dedalus Press / Dufour Editions

Chris Agee was born in 1956 and grew up in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. He attended Havard University, and since 1979 has lived in Ireland. He is the author of In the New Hampshire Woods (The Dedalus Press, 1992), and editor of Scar on the Stone: Contemporary Poetry from Bosnia (Bloodaxe Books, 1998, a Poetry Book Society Recommedation) and Unfinished Ireland: Essays on Hubert Butler (Irish Pages, 2003). He teaches at The Open University in Ireland, and is the Editor of Irish Pages, a journal of contemporary writing based at The Linen Hall Library, Belfast.

About First Light:

"First Light is a very fine work indeed. Agee seems to have hit that fine balance between allusiveness and clarity, and formal control and spontaneity, that so few poets manage to achieve these days."
—Don Paterson

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