“Out of the argument with others we make rhetoric; out of the argument with ourselves we make poetry.” So said one of Ireland’s most famous poets, W. B. Yeats. From the romantic ballad to the rebel song, from devotional Christian verse to revivals of ancient Celtic myth, poetry has long been Ireland’s most eloquent response to its turbulent and colorful history. This compact volume houses selected works of verse from familiar and less known Irish poets, including literary giants such as Jonathan Swift, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Eavan Boland, Seamus Heaney, and many more.
In MIM’s popular Ireland exhibit, world-renowned Irish folk-music traditions are comprehensively represented through a collection of fine instruments. With video clips of lively dance music and folk songs, and the decorative Irish motifs embellishing many of the displayed items, guests’ ears and eyes are immersed in the musical landscape of the Emerald Isle.
240 pages; 4.4 x 6.5 inches; hardcover