Selected Poems, 2016
Drawing on her previous six poetry collections. Winner of the 2017 Pigott Poetry Prize at Listowel Writers Week.
‘… a collection of almost sublime purity’
— Afric McGlinchey, Dublin Review of Books
(Full review to be found at: https://drb.ie/articles/opening-out/)
‘Groarke’s poetry has always been a singularly gorgeous one, and this volume follows the arc of that highly sensuous, highly attuned voice through its various incarnations…. And this is above all a poised voice – Selected Poems evidences a poet of great self-awareness and meticulous craft…. If a selected poems represents a moment of mid-career stocktaking, Vona Groarke can reflect, here, on work of richness and substance: hers is a poetic house of many mansions.’
— Caitriona O’Reilly, The Irish Times