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Blake


Thomas Kilroy

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Blaris Moor


Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckian extended the range of Irish poetry. Her gloriously mysterious work calls to mind the rhapsodic utterances of Emily Dickinson...
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The Flower and the Frozen Sea


Michelle O'Sullivan

The Flower and the Frozen Sea follows Michelle O'Sullivan's auspicious debut...
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Collected Plays: Volume One


Brian Friel

The first of five volumes presenting the complete plays of Brian Friel...
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Selected Poems


Vona Groarke

Vona Groarke’s Shale (1994) announced a richly gifted poet. Selected Poems draws...
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There Now


Eamon Grennan

In these short poems full of patient listening, looking, and responding, Eamon Grennan again presents a world of brilliantly excavated moments...
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New Selected Poems


Derek Mahon

New Selected Poems is a book of singular abundance and formal verve...
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Hecuba


Marina Carr

‘How glorious it all was. How glorious they all were.
We mustn’t judge things by their end.’
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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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Early House


Justin Quinn

‘Whether in short lyrics or in the longer pieces Quinn’s lyricism, subtlety of thought and precision of expression are a constant pleasure.’ — James Harpur, Southword
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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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From Elsewhere


Ciaran Carson

From Elsewhere is the latest reach into another source by the ingenious translator of...
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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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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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What Just Happened


Sara Berkeley

Sara Berkeley Tolchin’s new collection begins: ‘I’d like my heart /to be without conditions, / to crack each day a little more open’...
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The Way In


John McAuliffe

  John McAuliffe’s new book continues to explore a contemporary life whose domestic spaces and routines are lovingly itemized and reassembled...
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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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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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Poem of the Month

Our May 2016 Poem of the Month comes from Tom French’s forthcoming collection The Way To Work (26 May 2016)

 

A Music Room

 

for Seamus Reilly, senior and junior

 

In a room built for music
by a man who knew how
a note was sung, and how
the plumb line worked,

 

from which we have spent
the day moving the music,
reading labels, touching them,
there is one last thing to do —

 

find a socket for the player,
retrieve a record from the car,
slip it from its pristine sleeve
and bow our heads to listen,

 

as men who are praying bow,
to the static that brings us back —
then, out of the static, violins;
a man opens his heart, and sings.

 

by Tom French
from The Way to Work (2016)

 

Tom French by Eamon Little

 

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