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Vona Groarke

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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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Hecuba


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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Scapegoat


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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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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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

August’s Poem of the Month comes from Sara Berkeley Tolchin’s latest collection What Just Happened

 

Bluebellies 

I dreamed
I married him again
so he wouldn’t have to die alone.

Talked to his mother.
She thought he planned it.
He didn’t leave a note.

In the end, I hope,
peace: nothingness,
though even nothingness could be too much.

Quiet, then. Snow, maybe.
Desert silence.
Tracks in the snow

showing him that,
even if the bluebellies were long gone
and life were not

a three-ring circus,
a five-alarm fire,
some days worth only

a drive off the road
into the blinding white,
he was not alone.

by Sara Berkeley Tolchin
from What Just Happened (2015)

 

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

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