Poems of Faith and Doubt
Poems of Faith and Doubt
by Gabriel Fitzmaurice (2011)

Price: €9.60
with bog paintings by Brenda Fitzmaurice.

"The collection affirms, with a fine balance, a margin of hope in a battered but beautiful world." 
-- Declan Kiberd

"Deeply moving. I bless your Road to Autumn!" 
-- Les Murray


"[T]he best contemporary, traditional, popular poet in English".
Ray Olson, Booklist (US)

"Fitzmaurice is a wonderful poet".
Giles Foden, The Guardian

"One of Ireland's favourite poets".
Books Ireland

"Gabriel Fitzmaurice's…ballads…are comparable with Burns's for their insights and lyricism". 
-- James J.McAuley, The Irish Times

"Fitzmaurice's elevation of Moyvane has resonances with Oliver Goldsmith's Auburn and Patrick Kavanagh's Shancoduff".
Brendan Hamill, Fortnight

"Ireland, particularly the South…finds its local bard in Gabriel Fitzmaurice…thereby making such 'singing' socially responsible in a way Wordsworth would have endorsed".
Francis O'Hare, The Honest Ulsterman

"[Fitzmaurice] is poetry's answer to John B. Keane".
Fred Johnston, Books Ireland

 "We need poets who can probe reality like this, and Fitzmaurice is doing it in style".
Gerard Quinn, The Kerryman

 "He has a gift for making the quotidian interesting and investing the ordinary with extraordinary significance".
Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, The Celtic Pen

"Gabriel Fitzmaurice finds truths that speak to us all".
Moyra Donaldson, Figments (Belfast)

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