Brown, Paul. “Masculine Religion, Feminine Spirituality: The Mythical Landscape in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” In Irish Studies: Geographies and Gender, edited by Marti D. Lee and Ed Madden. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2008. Looks at how Ní Dhomhnaill uses myth in her poetry and creates a feminine sense of spirituality within the wider, masculine formal structures of religion.
Burke, Margaret Garry. “Framing Masculinity in the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 10, no. 4 (May, 2009): 85-94. A discussion of the ways in which Ní Dhomhnaill’s poetry undercuts traditional concepts of masculinity and femininity.
Eamon, Maher, ed. Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture. New York: Peter Lang, 2008. This collection of essays examining liminality—a concern with borders and being in transition—contains three on Ní Dhomhnaill, looking at female identity, otherworldly figures, and translation issues.
Haberstroh, Patricia Boyle. “Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” In Women Creating Women: Contemporary Irish Poets. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1996. Analyzes Ní Dhomhnaill’s work through The Astrakhan Cloak, focusing on her portrayals of women, from mythic figures to ordinary women.
McGuckian, Medbh, and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. “Comhrá: A Conversation Between Medbh McGuckian and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” Southern Review 13, no. 3 (Summer, 1995): 581-614. McGuckian and Ní Dhomhnaill have an illuminating and engaging discussion about Irish literature and culture in an issue of The Southern Review devoted to Irish poetry. Laura O’Connor provides a foreword and afterword that contain valuable information.
Montague, John, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and Paul Durcan. The Poet’s Chair: The First Nine Years of the Ireland Chair of Poetry. Dublin: Lilliput Press, 2008. Collects the lectures delivered by Montague, Ní Dhomhnaill, and Durcan during their tenures as the Ireland Professor of Poetry. Contains a foreword by Seamus Heaney.
O’Connor, Mary. “Lashings of Mother Tongue: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s Anarchic Laughter.” In The Comic Tradition in Irish Woman Writers. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996. An incisive consideration of the ways in which Ní Dhomhnaill has used humor, one of the most prominent traditions in Irish literature.
Ó Tuama, Seán. “’The Loving and Terrible Mother’ in the Early Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.” In Repossessions: Selected Essays on the Irish Literary Heritage. Cork, Ireland: Cork University Press, 1995. An informative discussion of the early poetry.