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To mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday and its commemoration in Derry in January 2022, Carcanet is proud to publish a new edition of Thomas Kinsella's Butcher's Dozen, with a prologue from the Saville Report, an epilogue from the Prime Minister's House of Commons apology, and a new author's note. 'Thomas Kinsella is the most important and the most compendious Irish poet since Yeats.' —Thomas H. Jackson Thomas Kinsella was born in Dublin in 1928. He was educated at University College, Dublin and entered the Irish Civil Service before becoming a full-time writer and teacher in the USA. He is the author of over thirty books of poetry and of essays, and editor of The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse. Thomas Kinsella’s hugely controversial poem is here reissued to coincide with the 50th Anniversary commemoration of the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry.
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