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Aidan Rooney

He celebrates life at the centre and on the perimeter in an impressive range of poems, full of domestic detail, with a dangerous edge and the energetic eye (and ear) of an experienced traveller.

— John Mole, TLS

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Aidan RooneyAidan Rooney was born in Monaghan in 1965 and educated at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Since 1988 he has taught French and English at Thayer Academy in Massachusetts.

His work has been recognized by awards and anthologies on both sides of the Atlantic; in 1997 he received the Sunday Tribune / Hennessy Cognac New Irish Writing Award for Poetry and in 2013 he received the Daniel Varoujan Award from the New England Poetry Club. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts.

The Gallery Press has published his two collections, Day Release (2000) and Tightrope (2007).

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Cover: Tightrope by Aidan Rooney


Aidan Rooney’s Tightrope, is a richly intense exploration of loss and return which spans two worlds, the author’s native Ireland and the shores south of Boston where he makes his home. Alternating notes of tension and repose evoke love and love-loss.

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