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Simone Haysom, 1 December 2022

Security and Conservation: The Politics of the Illegal Wildlife Trade 
by Rosaleen Duffy.
Yale, 329 pp., £25, June 2022, 978 0 300 23018 5
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... ago they would not have imagined talking about wildlife conservation,’ one USFWS official told Rosaleen Duffy. ‘Having a presidential executive order gave everyone licence to bring it up at a high level. If you are in an embassy you can say, look this is what our president said, this is important. It came up at the G20.’ From 2014, a series of ...


John Kerrigan, 18 July 1996

The ‘O’o’a’a’ Bird 
by Justin Quinn.
Carcanet, 69 pp., £7.95, March 1995, 1 85754 125 1
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Object Lessons: The Life of the Woman and the Poet in Our Time 
by Eavan Boland.
Carcanet, 254 pp., £18.95, April 1995, 1 85754 074 3
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Collected Poems 
by Eavan Boland.
Carcanet, 217 pp., £9.95, November 1995, 1 85754 220 7
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Captain Lavender 
by Medbh McGuckian.
Gallery Press, 83 pp., £11.95, November 1994, 9781852351427
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... yet bloodthirsty crone is as worn a cultural token as those related feminine stereotypes, Dark Rosaleen and Cathleen Ní Houlihan. In the rapidly modernising Ireland of satellite TV and legalised divorce, she might seem an exhausted figment. Remarkably, however, the Shan Van Vocht keeps cropping up in verse, as though poets hoped that renewed encounters ...

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