My poems Directions Down, The Afterlife on Squaw Peak, and St. John’s Point are included in this collection of Irish American poetry, edited by the Irish American poet Daniel Tobin
This is the first major anthology of Irish American poetry. It breaks new ground in the field of Irish American literary scholarship by collecting for the first time the work of over two hundred Irish American poets, as well as other American poets whose work enjoins Irish American themes.
A prodigious and remarkable work of literary scholarship. . . . Tobin has achieved the invention of a whole new field. With the publication of this anthology, we will finally understand both the scale and importance of Irish American poetry.
— Eamon Wall, Jefferson Smurfit Professor of Irish Studies, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Poet and editor Daniel Tobin demonstrates beyond question the length, depth, strength and variety of Irish American poetry. His anthology—complete with historical chronology, biographical and explanatory notes, and extensive bibliographies—is the first accurate map of a new territory.
— Brendan Galvin, author of Habitat: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2005