Vital Signs: poems of illness and healing Edited by Martin Dyar. With a foreword by Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D. Higgins
Vital Signs is a collection of powerful and courageous responses to the human experience of illness and healing.
Representing the best of contemporary and classic poetry, Vital Signs is a book for our times, a book for every reader, and a testament to the value of the imagination in the face of adversity.
Edited by the award-winning poet Martin Dyar, the inspiring selection includes poems by Leland Bardwell, Eavan Boland, Christy Brown, Raymond Carver, Imtiaz Dharker, Rita Dove, Vona Groarke, Seamus Heaney, Miroslav Holub , Nithy Kasa, Patrick Kavanagh, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Bernard O’Donoghue, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Diane Seuss, Colm Tóibín, and many more.