?In August 2006, in Dublin Thomas Kinsella recorded a comprehensive selection of his poetry, from Another September (1956) and Downstream (1962) through to the most recent poems in the Peppercannister series, published in 2006. From this body of material published over a period of 50 years, Mr Kinsella then selected the poems the poems hereby issued as Thomas Kinsella: Poems 1956-2006 by Claddagh records.
We at Claddagh are delighted with the sustained achievement of these recordings, covering a career in poetry by our senior master. We are confident that the powerful impact of Thomas Kinsella?s reading of his poetry will be welcomed with acclaim?.
Richard Ryan ? Producer
?Kinsella is by now the most formidable presence in Irish poetry?
?As my friend, Tom Kinsella knows I have long and deeply admired his poetry. Further to this, Thomas Kinsella?s inspired translation of T?IN B? CUAILNGE has given me the greatest graphic adventure of my life?
Louis le Broquy
?Thomas Kinsella?s ability in the use if detail, rhythm and texture ? to describe personal places or, through them, to explore philosophical and metaphysical issues ? is masterly?.