Poet Kevin Ireland
Rumours of writer Kevin Ireland's death were - thank goodness - unfounded, but they did make their way into his latest poetry collection. In Shape of the Heart, he also reflects on getting older, on decades-long friendships, he offers advice to other writers and he addresses his 86 year old heart in his latest poetry collection. Kevin Ireland has published 25 other collections since his first, Face to Face, came out in 1963 He's also written novels, non-fiction and two memoirs. Shape of the Heart is his 37th book. Kevin talks to Lynn Freeman about a life of poetry. Shape of the Heart is published by Quentin Wilson.