Nuair atá gach uile ní ag titim, ag teip,
an domhan ag tiontú ina mhóta dorcha,
ag maothú faoi chosa,
go gcanfaidh duilleog dheiridh
scol an loin
má chuireann tú cluas le héisteacht ort.
faoi sciatháin gheimhridh áit nach bhfeicfí é.
‘A Ghost in the Throat’ was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards, and described as “powerful“ (New York Times),“captivatingly original” (The Guardian), “sumptuous” (The Sunday Times), and a “masterpiece” (Sunday Business Post).
Doireann is also author of six critically-acclaimed books of poetry, each a deepening exploration of birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship (USA), the Ostana Prize (Italy), a Seamus Heaney Fellowship (Queen’s University), and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.