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Paula Meehan


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Mar 9, 2005
Child Burial

The eminent Irish poet explores the essence of the unthinkable. It could be a war, a bomb, a drought, a disease, a tsunami: a child is dead. This stunningly universal and beautiful poem of every parent’s nightmare, the death of a child, is a personal journey to the molten core of sorrow. We are grateful to Patrick Morris for bringing this poem to our attention and to The Gallery Press, Ireland.

View a video of Paula Meehan reading The Death of a Field: