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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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The Boys
of Bluehill


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Music permeates the collection which also features elegies and poems about language...
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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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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

Clearance

The Royal Avenue Hotel collapses under the breaker’s pendulum:
Zig-zag stairwells, chimney-flues, and a ‘thirties mural
Of an elegantly-dressed couple doing what seems to be the Tango, in Wedgewood
Blue and white — happy days! Suddenly more sky
Than there used to be. A breeze springs up from nowhere —

There, through a gap in the rubble, a greengrocer’s shop
I’d never noticed until now. Or had I passed it yesterday? Everything —
Yellow, green and purple — is fresh as paint. Rain glistens on the aubergines
And peppers; even from this distance, the potatoes smell of earth.

by Ciaran Carson
The Irish for No (1987)

Ciaran Carson by Manus Carson

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin reads ‘The Polio Epidemic’ from The Sun-fish (2009)

Seán Lysaght reads ‘The Bay of Angels’ from Carnival Masks (2014)

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