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Book cover of the Five Quintets by Micheal O'Siadhail

‘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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Book cover of the Five Quintets by Micheal O'Siadhail

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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Book cover of the Five Quintets by Micheal O'Siadhail

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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An economist reviews The Five Quintets

Professor Antoin Murphy, Irish monetary economist and historian of economic thought, reviews The Five Quintets on Finance Dublin. Click here to read.

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Notable Irish poet releases book at Baylor

Micheal reading from ‘The Five Quintets’ in the Armstrong-Browning Library Foyer on ‘Meditation Monday’, 18 September. Read on for some interesting short interviews with both Micheal, and Cary Newman, director of Baylor University Press. Please click here to link to the full article.

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Frank Armstrong review of ‘The Five Quintets’

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Commonweal Magazine’s profile of Micheal O’Siadhail

“The Five Quintets is every bit the epic poem,” says Anthony Domestico in his profile of Micheal O’Siadhail in Commonweal Magazine. Click on book title to link to the article.

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The Five Quintets

The Five Quintets was released on 13th July, 2018, by Baylor University Press. The Five Quintets is both poetry and cultural history. It offers a sustained reflection on modernity―people and movements―in poetic meter. Just as Dante, in his Divine Comedy, summed up the Middle Ages on the cusp of modernity, The Five Quintets takes stock of a late modern world on… Read More

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Micheal O'Siadhail receives honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA, WINNIPEG Micheal O’Siadhail visited the University of Manitoba for two days in October 2017 to receive an Honorary Degree, Doctor of Letters, one of the Fall 2017 recipients. The following is the citation from the President of the University of Manitoba, David Bernard. Micheal O’Siadhail, B.A., M.Litt. (Trinity) Honorary Doctor of Leters (honoris… Read More

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