Brian Coffey’s St. Louis Years
Part of the New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature book series (NDIIAL)
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In the Missouri Ozarks west of St. Louis, in midsummer 1953, the Irish poet Brian Coffey wrote:
Forty-Eight years after my birth, tonight,
when faint heart counsels
… with family cares and crises
I write verses at my desk. (“Sequence” 82)1
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