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  • An embedded poet catching the strains, hysterical and sad, of contemporary Ireland

    Colm Tóibín, Guardian
  • Paul Durcan's Ireland is the one we inhabit. At times he is ready to celebrate the bizarre and the ordinary; at other times he is full of surreal rage against both order and disorder

    Colm Tóibín
  • Durcan is a God. He can break your heart in supermarket or petrol station. He is unafraid, masterful and exactly what this world needs more of: wild abandon, wild love and sheer mad genius

    Alice Sebold
  • The world is all the richer for this man’s verse

    Irish Independent
  • Durcan’s voice speaks clearly on the page in poems of harrowing intimacy, politics and love

    Carol Ann Duffy

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