Alcedo presents forty original poems from Jeffrey Donoghue encompassing the depth and breadth of human experience, of life, love and death as well as tackling the largest of questions of existence and meaning. From poignant meditations on lost love to sober reflections on the future of the earth, Donoghue offers a contemplative and profound exploration of the mysteries and matters we all face in taut and thought-provoking poems. Infused with myth and religion, Donoghue's poetic voice resounds with deep feeling and originality as he moves between the personal and the public. A varied book of poems, Alcedo is a collection that speaks of the present, the past and the future in wonderful clarity.
The author is a keen student of life and art. He believes that poetic inspiration is a type of spiritual resource, and the poet a type of priest. That poetry itself is interwoven with the higher forms of magic, and it is this creative synthesis which is capable of producing the unimagined, the unimaginable. The author is currently working on a new collection of poems.