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Echo’s Grove


Derek Mahon

Echo’s Grove comprises a wide range of poems, ancient and modern, translated or ‘adapted’ from their languages of origin...
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Vona Groarke

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From X-Factor to X-rated, the third least common letter in the English alphabet appears commonly in life.
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Midnightstown


Tom French

Tom French’s third collection opens with the poet alone with his newborn son in a delivery room...
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The Boys
of Bluehill


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Music permeates the collection which also features elegies and poems about language...
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The Travels of Sorrow


Dermot Healy

The Travels of Sorrow is a windfall, the last gift of a compelling, original and charismatic artist.
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Scapegoat


Alan Gillis

The poems in Alan Gillis’s fourth collection, Scapegoat, find themselves on the edge...
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Dreamland


Jim Nolan

In the summer of 1934 in a village on the south coast of Ireland Johnny Kinnane, a returned 'Yank'...
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From Elsewhere


Ciaran Carson

From Elsewhere is the latest reach into another source by the ingenious translator of...
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The Rooms


Peter Sirr

Peter Sirr’s eighth collection is characteristically finely tuned to the facts and flu...
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Red Sails


Derek Mahon

This spirited collection of short essays adds further critical and autobiographical...
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Mickey Finn's Air


Gerald Dawe

Mickey Finn’s Air, Gerald Dawe’s eighth collection of poems, revels in how memory plays...
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Strong, My Love


Peter Fallon

Care, company, community have been fundamental concerns of Peter Fallon’s writing ...
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Laments


Kochanowski/Heaney

A heartbreaking and measured report of grief following the death of Ursula, the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Jan Kochanowski
(1530-1584)...
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The Sun King


Conor O’Callaghan

Poems in The Sun King, Conor O’Callaghan’s fourth collection, happen in the spaces between parallel realities...
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Carnival Masks


Seán Lysaght

Seán Lysaght's unquestioned forte is nature poetry . . . he is the best practitioner in that field in Ireland today...
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Poem of the Month

That Cottage

That cottage
one of thousands
and thousands
sitting alone
below the mountains
below the hills
behind the trees
along the lakes
ticks away
like a clock inside my head;
the sound of the alarm;
the kettle boiling;
the man on the stick
at the gate waving;
and the wife out
on the Woman’s Road
setting flowers.

 

Loneliness gathers.
Here we are.

 

by Dermot Healy
The Travels of Sorrow (24 April 2015)

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