This Deluge of Words by Michael Durack

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Michael Durack’s humanity and generosity of spirit are evident in all his poems, leaving the reader nodding in agreement, often with a broad smile. He acknowledges that poetry need not always be serious, but he treats every theme with characteristic compassion.

Fiona Clark-Echlin

Durack’s voice is engaging, clear and compelling – a poet attuned to those singular moments that both intrigue and inform us, often years and years after their day.

Arthur McMaster

Michael Durack takes pleasure in bringing a smile to readers’ faces. But concealed among the playful word games and extended metaphors are subtle but powerful moments of philosophical clarity and guileless beauty.

Brian Kirk






Michael Durack was born on a farm near Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. He was educated at Nenagh CBS and UCD and worked as a teacher for 36 years. His work has been published in journals such as The Blue Nib, Skylight 47, The Cafe Review, The Stony Thursday Book, Live Encounters, The Banyan Review, The Waxed Lemon, Drawn to the Light, The Poetry Bus, The Honest Ulsterman and Poetry Ireland Review as well as airing on local and national radio. With his brother, Austin, he collaborates on a programme of poetry and guitar music, and they have produced two albums, The Secret Chord and Going Gone. His memoir in prose and poems, Saved to Memory: Lost to View, was issued in 2016, and in September 2017 his first poetry collection, Where It Began, was published by Revival Press. His second collection Flip Sides (2020) was also published by Revival Press. Michael now lives in Ballina, Co. Tipperary


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