The 1916 Poets
The collected poetry of Padraic H. Pearse, Joseph M. Plunkett and Thomas MacDonagh. Edited with an introduction by Desmond Ryan. First published in 1963 and now being made available in paperback, this unique collection brings together all the poems of Pearse, Plunkett and MacDonagh which the poets themselves wished to survive. In a masterly introduction Desmond Ryan, who was acquainted with all three writers, places the poems within their literary and political context.