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Selected Verse of Thomas D'Arcy McGee

by (author) Thomas D'Arcy McGee

edited by Seán Virgo

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Initial publish date
Nov 2000
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    Nov 2000
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These poems tell the story of an Irish rebel who was a practical idealist of astounding energy. The verse, as well as being technically superb, simmers with indignation. The poet's attacks on privilege, defense of the poor, and vision of Canada as a champion of peace have recovered their timeliness today.

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Seán Virgo was born in Malta, and grew up in South Africa, Malaya, Ireland and the U.K. He immigrated to Canada in 1966 and became a citizen in 1972. He has published a number of works of both poetry and fiction including: Pieces for the Old Earth Man(1974); Island (1975); Selected Poems (1990); White Lies & Other Fictions (1981); Through the Eyes of a Cat (1983); Selakhi (1987); Wormwood (1989); and Waking in Eden (1991). His work has won various awards, including the CBC Competition (first prize for fiction, 1979); The BBC 3 Short Story Competition (first prize, 1980); and National Magazine Awards (first prize for both Poetry [1979] and Fiction [1990 ]).

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