Other literary forms

(British and Irish Poetry, Revised Edition)

Although known primarily as a poet, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (NEE GHON-ahl) has written three plays for children and edited several volumes, including Jumping off Shadows: Selected Contemporary Irish Poets (1995; with Greg Delanty). She published several very influential essays, including “Why I Choose to Write in Irish: The Corpse That Sits Up and Talks Back” (published in Selected Essays, 2005) which explains and defends her decision to write poetry only in the Irish language (Gaelic).