Flanagan, Thomas. “Waking from the Nightmare.” New York Review of Books 46, no. 7 (22 April 1999): 40-3.
Reviews three Irish works—Patrick McCabe's Breakfast on Pluto, Sebastian Barry's The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty, and Ciaran Carson's The Star Factory—in relation to the work of James Joyce.
Howard, Ben. “After the Coronachs.” Sewanee Review 97, no. 1 (winter 1989): 65-9.
Asserts that Carson's poetry in The Irish for No contrasts with his earlier poetry in The New Estate because of its frank portrayal of Belfast's chaotic landscape.
Thurston, Michael. “Review of The Twelfth of Never.” Yale Review 88, no. 3 (July 2000): 171-89.
Suggests that the poems in Carson's The Twelfth of Never are best read as a sequence.
Additional coverage of Carson's life and career is contained in the following sources published by Thomson Gale: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 112 and 153; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 113; Contemporary Poets, Ed. 7; and Literature Resource Center.