“‘A West Side Story love story on the sidewalk,/a whoop of police sirens, car alarms/unanimous as in a California quake/while most lay dreaming in each other’s arms.”‘It’s Out There’, one of the poems in Derek Mahon’s New York Time, a version of his The Hudson Letter(published originally in 1995). It is the essence of New York, an insider’s view from an outsider, as Mahon was, and you can hear the city and its influence in every line, whether tranquil, ironic, distressed or alienated. The 18 poems have been edited and newly published by Peter Fallon of The Gallery Press, and they bring alive the melancholic awareness of a poet’s life as he distils experience into the purity of art.’ — Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent
New York Time
Available in Paperback only
A limited number of copies of a special edition of New York Time by Derek Mahon are now available.
New York Time is a version of The Hudson Letter published first by The Gallery Press in 1995. This edition is based on the version that appeared in New Collected Poems (2011) and was published, in association with the Kilkenny Arts Festival, to coincide with the premiere of a staged reading performed by Stephen Rea and Brian Connor (piano) with a newly commissioned score by Neil Martin. 17 August, 2018, Watergate Theatre.
Year Published: 2018
ISBN PBK: 978 1 91133 744 7