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N. T. Wright review of the Five Quintets

An excerpt from N. T. Wright’s review of The Five Quintets in Studies: “It’s a giant symphony, with vast sweeping tunes and small lyrical moments, building to a sustained climax. It’s an intellectual, cultural and political history of the modern western world. It’s a portrait gallery with over a hundred sharply etched miniatures — Cervantes,… Read More

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The Five Quintets, “A Twenty-First Century Masterpiece”

David Lyle Jeffrey in a review for Christianity and Literature calls O’Siadhail’s The Five Quintets “a twenty-first century masterpiece” as he reflects on the book’s distinction as the 2018 Book of the Year for the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Read more here

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The Five Quintets makes the best seller list!

Micheal O’Siahail’s recent book, The Five Quintets, is listed on The Christian Century’s Best Sellers.

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O’Siadhail coming to Aberdeen, Scotland!

On Friday, 24 May, Micheal O’Siadhail will read from The Five Quintets at The University of Aberdeen as part of MayFest. A reception will follow. Admission is free, but seating is limited, so registering your attendence will help. O’Siadhail received an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen in 2018. To register or for more information,… Read More

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Upcoming Poetry Reading, May 9th in Salisbury Connecticut

Thursday, May 9th at 8 am, Micheal O’Siadhail will be reading from his newest work, The Five Quintets, at the Salisbury School. Salisbury School 251 Canaan Road Salisbury, CT 06068

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New Review in Presence of The Five Quintets

In a review for Presence, Jeremiah Webster commends The Five Quintets: “For years I’ve been on the lookout for contemporary poets as well-read as Eliot’s modernists, as ingenious as Emily Dickinson, as comprehensive as the metanarratives that inspire the songs of Antiquity. I have found such a poet in Micheal O’Siadhail and his The Five… Read More

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‘Not Just Tuneful But True’ – John O’Donnell reviews The Five Quintets

John O’Donnell reviews The Five Quintets for the Dublin Review of Books, commending the book as a work that “delights even as it teaches.” Read more here.

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Sojourners Magazine reviews The Five Quintets

In “Madame Jazz vs. Madame Guillotine” Rose Marie Berger reviews The Five Quintets for Sojourners. Read the review by clicking here.

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Iain R Torrance reviews The Five Quintets: “An Astonishing Poetic Tour de Force”

In “An Astonishing Poetic Tour de Force” Iain R Torrance calls The Five Quintets “a visionary engagement on a breath-taking scale” as the book is honored as “Book of the Month” by The Expository Times. Read the review by clicking here.

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Upcoming Panel on the Five Quintets at ACIS in Boston

From March 20-23, Micheal O’Siadhail will be present for the panel discussion of The Five Quintets at the American Conference for Irish Studies in Boston. For more information: https://www.acis2019.com

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The Five Quintets Honored as Book of the Year!

The Five Quintets has been honored as “book of the year” by the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

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Eureka Street reviews the Five Quintets

Andrew Hamilton at Eureka Street writes a glowing review of The Five Quintets: The Five Quintets, by Irish poet Micheal O’Siadhail, is a gloriously unfashionable book. In an age of lyrics it is a long, conversational poem of almost 350 pages. In an age that focuses on detail, its topic is vast: the nature of… Read More

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Review of The Five Quintets on Irish Central

Read Cahir O’Doherty’s review of The Five Quintets by clicking here.

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Micheal O’Siadhail receives honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen

In December of 2018, Micheal O’Siadhail received an honorary doctorate from the University of Aberdeen. Watch his commencement address here (speech starts around 1.43.49).

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Jake Morley interviews Micheal O’Siadhail

In “Singing with Madam Jazz: a conversation with Micheal O’Siadhail” Jake Morley, senior editor at Transpositions, sits down with O’Siadhail to talk about The Five Quintets. “For those interested in the intersection of poetry and theology, not to mention all general lovers of poetry, one of the major publishing events of recent years must surely… Read More

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