Earth’s Black Chute


Earth’s Black Chute by Cian Ferriter
Fool for Poetry Prize winner

Southword Editions, 2022, 33 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-92-4

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Cian Ferriter lives with his family in Dublin. He has been published in national and international poetry journals. He won the Westival International Poetry Competition 2019, was a runner-up in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition 2020 and was shortlisted for the Troubadour International Poetry Competition 2021. He was appointed a High Court Judge in October 2021.

“Cian Ferriter’s poems look carefully at the world, detecting its tremors and edges, its signs and wonders, ‘murmurings and moanings taking flight, / loosening of entrails and fire’. These are poems of family and also, boldly, poems of a Republic. Their finely caught images escape easy definition, recovering scenes which retain their mystery.” – John McAuliffe

Review in Sphinx

Review in Poetry Ireland Review 139