The Narrows (Paperback)

By Daniel Tobin

Four Way Books, 9781884800597, 192pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2005

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Coming of age in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge, these poems explore what it is to be an Irish American Catholic; a dutiful son of hard drinking, sometimes hilarious and sometimes tragic parents; a son of Brooklyn; and, too, deeply rooted to the country of his ancestors, Ireland. Dark, funny, and sometimes troubling, these poems, always accessible, track a life well lived and felt.

About the Author

DANIEL TOBIN is the author of two previous collections of poetry, Where the World is Made (1999) and Double Life (2004); a book of criticism, Passage to the Center: Imagination and the Sacred in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney (1999); and numerous essays on poetry. Among his awards are the Discovery/The Nation Award, The Robert Penn Warren Award, The Robert Frost Fellowship, the Katherine Bakeless Nason Prize, The Greensboro Review Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is Chair of the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College in Boston.