Katherine Duffy

Life
1962- ; b. Dundalk; The Erratic Behaviour of Tides (Dublin: Dedalus Press [1998]), 54pp.; winner of National Women’s Poetry competition, and Boyle Abbey Writers’ Competition (Roscommon).

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Commentary
Catriona O'Reilly, reviewing Erratic Behaviour of Tides (1998), with others, in The Irish Times [30 Jan. 1999] notes an 'evident gift for aphorism' and a 'gentle, whimsical wit' in poems such as “Transactions” and “Restorers v. the Ceiling Vandal” or The Snow Queen in Spain” and encourages the poet to develop beyond the 'elusive shades of feeling' that she mentions in the collection.

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