One of my favourite things about the process of assembling this book was the sense of navigating a conversation between multiple versions of myself. The ‘me’ of now was, in a way, listening closely to what a sequence of other, older versions of me had to say.
When does a poem tell the truth? When is it a lie? In Lies, intimate moments carefully re-appraised (first dates, break ups, young parenthood, etc.) are the raw material of these vivid and wholly engaging poems, written in Irish, and translated here by the author – a process that itself raises questions about poetry and truth. But a great deal of the power of Ní Ghríofa’s work comes from the way her personal history links her to the wider world – to the imaginative encounters that prompt so many of the poems, to an acute awareness of the restless nature of language itself, and not least to the women who preceded her and who remain a steadying and guiding presence throughout.
- Headstuff: 'I’m More Interested In The "ish" Bit of True-Ish' - Interview with Doireann Ní Ghríofa.
- The Times: 'Doireann Ní Ghríofa Reveals How her Foray into Poetry was Inspired by Grief and Motherhood'
- Arts Council: Interview with Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Irish Examiner: Doireann Ní Ghríofa - 'I had the Honour of Dissecting a Body'
- Colony: An Interview with Poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Burning Bush 2: Interview with Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Prizes & Awards
- RTÉ: The Poetry Programme - Louis de Paor & Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Radio New Zealand: Doireann Ní Ghríofa - Poems in Irish and English
- Irish Imbas Blog: Interview with Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Mystery Train Sunday Service: Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Imeall: Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- UCD Library Special Collections: 'Sólás/Solace,' read by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- UCD Library Special Collections: ‘Faobhar an Fhómhair/Cusp of Autumn,’ read by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- UCD Library Special Collections: ‘Glaoch/Call,’ read by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
- Doireann Ní Ghríofa: FéinPhic le Línte
- Doireann Ní Ghríofa: Faoi Mhaighnéidín Cuisneora... / Under a Fridge Magnet...