My review of this dazzling book has been delayed by my father’s recent death. But the greatest tribute I can give to Anne Casey is to say that reviewing her work has been one of my greatest consolations in the past several weeks. I find myself rereading the poems in this collection several times a day, like a devout person telling their prayer beads.
‘Season of Brigid’ is a poem from Anne Casey’s new collection, The Light we Cannot See, and was also a cornerstone piece in the series of Irish cultural shows Anne performed in last year with the Prankqueans arts collective, which were funded by the Consulate General of Ireland. Irish actor/performance artist, Davog Rynne recorded a reading of ‘Season of Brigid’ which will appear on his forthcoming album.