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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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Rising to the Rising

Paul Muldoon

Rising to the Rising collects Paul Muldoon’s various responses in English and Irish to commission...
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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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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 June 2016 Poem of the Month, Rós do Chroí, specially commissioned by Poetry Ireland and Stoney Road Press for the Easter 1916 Centenary commemorations, comes from Paul Muldoon’s new collection Rising to the Rising (1 July 2016).


Rós do Chroí

Ré na dTrí Colla
ba sceach mhadraidh daingean thú,
deargbhrúghadh na fola
rosc catha abú.


Preabadh na sceiche
ceol lom lúfar binn,
fíoch na féithe,
buaireamh gearr san inchinn.


Cró catha ar Cruachan,
laochra na laoidhe,
lá amháin tháinig dubhachan
ar rós do chroí.


Is measa linn feasta
ná scrios nó coll.
Bheith suaimhneasaí sásta
le gunna báidhte i bpoll.


Ré chonradh na dtrí dréacht
is rós i vása glónraithe thú,
do ghas ag téachtadh
an snas glas tiubh.


Mar anois ’sé tanughadh na fola
an aidhm is mian linn,
saol fada d’ár moladh
faoi ghealach aspirin.


from Rising to the Rising (2016)
by Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon




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