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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

PBS RECOMMENDATION

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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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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Listening to Bach


Pearse Hutchinson

Pearse Hutchinson’s poems have long been recognized as unique, for their lively, learned, humane framing of experience...
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The Dead Zoo


Ciaran Berry

PBS RECOMMENDATION

Reading Ovid on a transatlantic flight while registering concerns for his new-born son...
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Poem of the Month

40

Coming up to forty, life’s a load
of balls — a straight and featureless road
of rain patter, wiper swish, tyre slosh, landscape blur;
a diesel engine’s sinister, somnolent purr.

You come to at the wheel
to realize you’re in fifth gear and feel
freaked because you don’t know for how long you were
spaced, like you weren’t even there,
just a console and windscreen,
a dark stain snaking through the green.

Each time you hit a straight the rim
of the moon looms like a bug-eyed loony bin
in the middle of nowhere, not knowing where
you’re going and more than halfway there.

by Alan Gillis
from Scapegoat (2014)

Alan Gillis by Peter Mackay

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Eamon Grennan reads ‘Parents and Departing Train’
from But the Body (2012)

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(2012)

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