The Darkness of Snow
This collection of Ireland’s current Professor of Poetry, Frank Ormsby, is by turns deeply affecting and wry; poignant, yet devoid of pretention. Ormsby’s most recent collection includes accessible, artfully crafted poems of varied themes including his youth, friendship, and a series inspired by the art of Irish painters. It also includes a section of poems, both serious and dark-humored, about the poet’s experience of living with Parkinson’s. The Darkness of Snow is an exceptional and readable collection by a skillful poet whose talent for observation shines on every page.