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Vona Groarke


From X-Factor to X-rated, the third least common letter in the English alphabet appears commonly in life.
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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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Marina Carr

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

Derek Mahon

This spirited collection of short essays adds further critical and autobiographical...
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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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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 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

October’s Poem of the Month comes from Michelle O’Sullivan’s latest collection The Flower and the Frozen Sea (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation).



No test.
The heart opens itself
rich as a field before harvest.
Earthy. Arterial.

How the mind backtracks.
Then races.
A fast-forward
of opposite directions.

Such a gaze:
the deep-set river
and the small blue heron
willowed by reeds.

The tenderness
that’s here;
you see it like a face
embraced in warm hands.

by Michelle O’Sullivan
from The Flower and the Frozen Sea (2015)


Michelle O'Sullivan by Suella Holland


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

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