Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry. Thomas Rain Crowe, Menna Elfyn, Bobi Jones, Dewi Stephen Jones, Sorley MacLean, Aonghas MacNeacail, Gabriel Rosenstock.
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry
Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry

Writing the Wind: A Celtic Resurgence- The New Celtic Poetry

ISBN: 1883197120
Cullowhee, NC: New Native Press, 1997. First Edition. Softcover. Signed by Editor Thomas Rain Crowe. "In this long overdue collection of contemporary Celtic language poets, A Celtic Resurgence offers a first comprehensive look in English at poets from Wales, Brittany, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall and Isle of Man writing in Welsh, Breton, Scottish Gaelic, Cornish and Manx. Along with poets who are legendary and household names in their native countries...are more than fifty of the new young voices of modern Celtic literature." (from back cover) A momentously large & comprehensive compendium of Celtic-language writers, venerable & (then-) new, across the spectrum of this fertile living literary legacy. Among the many contributors to this landmark anthology are Menna Elfyn, Bobi Jones, Dewi Stephen Jones, Sorley MacLean, Aonghas MacNeacail, Gabriel Rosenstock & Katrina Waters. The poems have been translated into English by many translators including the authors themselves. Each country or region has its own section with an introduction by one of its distinguished contributing poets, & there are short biographies of each poet preceding their poems. Edited & with an introduction by Thomas Rain Crowe, the acclaimed poet & publisher who was at the center of the Baby Beat Generation/ Second San Francisco Renaissance during the 1970s (see our book, Starting From San Francisco, Item No. 3071, Deluxe Edition No. 3075). Among Crowe's many areas of interest & expertise are the Celtic languages, cultures & literatures as gathered here. Our offerings include many rarities by the above-referred & other Celtic poets, often inscribed & signed by them to Crowe. On the title page, below & beside his printed name, Crowe has hand-written his signature in blue ink. Trade-format softcover original, first edition, first printing as stated on copyright page & as indicated by number sequence thereon, a production of Crowe's New Native Press imprint. An excellent compilation of & introduction to this deep, dynamic group of poets; a handsome collectible with most important association & provenance. In very fine condition with only mild rubbing to glossy front, back covers & spine; a bit of wear & a few tiny bumps, creases at thin edges & corners of same. Interior very fine with only tiny bumps, creases at mostly upper corners of some page leaves. Very Fine. [Item #4014]

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