Fifty Fingers

fingersCallan’s first published poetry was in New Irish Writing in the seventies. Barbara, the very first poem, is included in this volume of collected poetry that spans thirty years. The collection is divided into two sections, Passion and Experience. Much of the Passion work dates from the seventies and eighties; the Experience poems are mostly later works and their themes range from meditations on Americanism (Pearl City, Divine Wind), to depression (Handing), iconography (Meeting Famous People) and loss of innocence.