Derek Mahon is considered by his peers and readers to be the most remarkable poet of his generation. He was born in 1941 in Belfast, and educated at Trinity, Dublin. He lived for some years in London, and now lives both in Dublin and New York. 'The Hunt by Night' was considered by Seamus Heaney on publication to be Mahon's 'most exuberant and authoritative single volume to date...There is a copiousness and excitement about these poems that is to be found only in work of the highest order.' This book is intended for poets, readers. admirers (many) of Mahon's work.
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