Micheal O'Siadhail - Poet Laureate for Theologians.


Late in 2013, I interviewed the Dublin poet, Micheal O’Siadhail, for the Church Times. The article appeared a week ago and I’ve put a PDF of it below. Micheal O’Siadhail’s Collected Works (published by Bloodaxe) is a remarkable collection of a lifetime of poetry. His poetry has attracted the attention of theologians, and both David Ford and NT Wright gave warm laudations for and insight on Micheal’s work.

Micheal O’Siadhail CT interview page 1

Micheal O’Siadhail CT interview page 2

The piece carries a lot of quotations from his poetry, ‘So’ ‘Name dropping’ ‘The Gossamer Wall’ and others. I wasn’t able to find space for one of the most delicious poems I’ve read in a long time ‘Sunday Morning Chez La Masseuse’ – I’ll leave that for those of you who buy the book.