The Five Quintets was recently awarded the Eric Hoffer Award for Academic Press, 2020.
From the review:
O’Siadhail’s book is an erudite, epic poem that covers four centuries of modern thought and sensibility. It ranges through the best that has been thought in the modern world and in well-crafted, inventive, poetic forms, while introducing major artists, poets, writers, musicians, scientists, philosophers and politicians. It is an engaging, delightful, and amazing tour de force. It is a book to be studied and taught and read. For poets, it is an inspiration.