Life Holds Its Breath
Imprint: Salmon Poetry
6.1 x 9.2 in
- June 2022
- In Stock
Dorcey’s writing is researched and taught internationally. Her poetry and fiction have been described as groundbreaking. Many of her poems are considered classics, taught on both the Irish and British school curricula. From the outset, her writing announced itself as revolutionary in subject matter and tone. It shattered the silence of Ireland on the suppressed reality of women’s lives and most remarkably on romantic/erotic love between women.
One of her major themes is the love between mother and daughter and the life-long, shape-shifting journey she records between these two has produced some of her most loved poetry.
The first Irish woman in history to advocate in speech and writing for LGBT rights, she was a founding member of ‘Irish Women United’, ‘The Sexual Liberation Movement’ and ‘Women for Radical Change.’ Her subject matter has been recognized for its radicalism and her style for its elegance and sensuality.