Father Crow

Father Crow


Father Crow is the second poetry collection by the poet David Joseph Cribbin. David Joseph Cribbin is an Irish poet form Clane, a town on the Liffey just outside Dublin. The town was immortalised in James Joyce's 'A Portrait of the Artist' as it is home to Clongowes Wood Collage, where Joyce went to school from the age of 'half past six'. Fascinated by the interaction of text and image, he directed a theatre piece called A Dream Before Dying which featured a wordless masque combined with a poetic monologue. He experimented with monological poetry with a piece called Echo Chamber and continued his experiments with this form in his first poetry collection Standing on a Boot-scrape (2010). His latest collection 'Father Crow' was written while his father was dying from a brain tumour. The title poem, Father Crow, works with the theme of regret. He explores the emotionally raw subject of a relationship of could have beens... "I would have lifted you up / again to wind-sail / on clouded sea, / if you had not in / remorseful repose /of death stare, / become as earthbound / as me." David has been published in many journals and magazines, most notably his '(m)Other', which features in Father Crow was published in Poetry Bus Magazine and his long poem Wake was published in Retina: Literary Journal.

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David Joseph Cribbin
Paperback | 140 pages
127 x 203 x 8mm | 159g
Publication date
02 May 2014
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white