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Thomas Kilroy

CATHERINE My Will has visions. That is all. He doesn't live in the world as other ...
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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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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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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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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 April 2016 Poem of the Month comes from Peter Sirr’s recent collection The Rooms (2014).



That clarity,
how everything blazed
in the undaunted light
of itself.
A typewriter
nailed down
for all eternity,
a whisper from ink
flourishing their imperfections.
In the museum room
a looped film
of the artist shaving,
shelves of his books;
‘I breed pedigree dogs
to feed my cats.’
The place held its breath.
In this readiness
what could resist?
Touch nothing but listen 
for the lift-off, the print 
of the house 
on its own waiting, 
the lucky lope 
of the sleek black cat 
through the ropes, 
and out.

by Peter Sirr
from The Rooms (2014)

Peter Sirr by Kevin Honan


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