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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


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

The poems in Alan Gillis’s fourth collection, Scapegoat, find themselves on the edge...
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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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A heartbreaking and measured report of grief following the death of Ursula, the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Jan Kochanowski
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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


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

For Sale

Pigeons fly in and out of stone-sized gaps
in the broken windows of the old lady’s home
where she lived most of the time alone.
The kids shout and gather at the spot she’d look
down upon from the landing, seeing god-knows-what
(a coalman’s lorry, chimney sweep, delivery boy?)
and, in the rooms stripped bare, gas mantle, iron
fireplaces, the stair-rods like twisted joints —
nothing gives her life back to this place
but the number 70, exactly as it was
when she moved in first, striped sunblind
across the front door and the trees made it seem just right.


by Gerald Dawe
from Mickey Finn’s Air (2014)

Gerald Dawe by Bobbie Havney

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Gerald Dawe reads ‘Argentina’
from Selected Poems (2012)

Gerald Dawe reads ‘A Shower of Rain’
from Selected Poems (2012)

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