Essays on the work of Irish poet Micheal O'Siadhail. Micheal O'Siadhail is one of the most widely read contemporary Irish poets and his poetry has increasingly drawn the attention of critics and commentators. In this intriguing book, some leading Irish, Engish and American literary scholars of his poetry come together with others who approach him and his work through biography, history, art, music, translation, religion and philosophy. Their essays are intended for whoever has enjoyed O'Siadhail's life-loving, intense yet accessible poems. Contributors: Seoirse Bodley, Kim Bridgford, Lorraine Byrne Bodley, David Cain, Daniel W. Hardy, Maurice Harmon, Sarah Kafatou, David Mahan, Margaret Masson, Roy Miller, Mick O'Dea, Mary O'Donnell, Audrey Pfeil, Richard Rust and Maurya Simon.