Lies


An Irish Times Book of the Year
An Irish Independent Book of 2018



"I arrive and fling my schoolbag
aside, full of homework I haven’t started
yet – page after empty page to be filled
with irregular verbs
of the future tense."


"Like [Eavan] Boland, Ní Ghríofa constructs a mysterious world for her readers from the matter of ordinary life. The poems of this collection impress upon us that magic and depth can be found in the minutiae of the everyday.” - Poetry Ireland Review

“She is a brilliant addition to the distinguished succession of bilingual poets writing in Irish and English." - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Ireland Professor of Poetry

Ní Ghríofa enables the reader to recognize the attraction of the syntax and sonorities of the Irish language. She makes the language sing" - Clíona Ní Ríordáin, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris.
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