To the Winds Our Sails: Irish Writers Translate Galician Poetry
The best writing from Galicia's outstanding contemporary women poets awaits the reader of To the Winds Our Sails. Co-edited by Irish poet Mary O'Donnell and Galician scholar Manuela Palacios, this anthology offers a unique insight into the imaginative, social, ecological and personal preoccupations with which Galician poets have engaged in recent decades. Ten poets ranging in age, experience and style, are represented with five translations each. An interesting feature of this anthology is that each Galician writer has selected one poem to be rendered in the Irish language. This approach attempts to represent the cultural and linguistic concerns which Ireland and Galicia have shared historically.