In Now We Can Talk Openly About Men, Martina Evans vividly details the lives of two unsung young Irish Republican women. Set during the Irish War of Independence before moving forward to the Civil War, this is an important book that pulls off the rare feat of combining forensic attention to historical detail with humour and a heartfelt sense of empathy. Evans continues to hone her colloquial, surrealistic and painterly approach to poetry to ever new and exquisite heights.

Now We Can Talk Openly About Men

Poetry collection

Written by Martina Evans

John Lavin

John Lavin is editor of The Lonely Crowd. He tweets at @jtmlavin.