Aquitania: a Poetry Collection
Aquitania is a book of poetry in three parts - Wrecks, Transports and The Ship Beautiful, - each part situated in sea-faring. Part I, Wrecks, focuses on shipwrecks ranging from the Spanish Armada off the coast of Co. Clare to the Kursk submarine in the Barents Sea. Part II, Transport, is based on the conveyance of convicts from Ireland and England to Australia in the 18th and 19th centuries, with particular attention to female convicts. Part III, The Ship Beautiful, is a long narrative poem detailing the end of a relationship during a transatlantic crossing abroad the Cunard liner Aquitania (also known as 'The Ship Beautiful') in the early 20th century.
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O'Donoghue, Mary, "Aquitania: a Poetry Collection" (2008). Babson Faculty Research Fund Working Papers. 35.