The Hungry Voice brings together in an important and moving collection of Irish poems written between 1845 and 1850 by the men and women who lived through those terrible years. Many of the poems are taken directly from the newspapers of the period, where they had shared the pages with reports of the devastation that was sweeping Ireland. The collection includes a full set of explanatory notes and an introductory essay that helps place the reader in the world of Famine Ireland.
About the Author
Christopher Morash is Professor of English at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.