A Ghost in the Throat: Wordsmith mixes ordinary and marvellous in remarkable work

Biography A Ghost in the Throat Doireann Ní Ghríofa Tramp Press, 326 pages, paperback €16

Acclaim: bilingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa. Photo by Bríd O'Donovan

Mia Colleran

A book like this comes along once every few years and obliterates every clear definition of genre and form. I mean no exaggeration here: A Ghost in the Throat is astounding and utterly fresh.