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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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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


A woodwind whistles down the shore
Piping the stragglers home; the gulls
Snaffle and bolt their final mouthfuls.
Only the youngsters call for more.


Chimneys breathe and beaches empty,
Everyone queues for the inland cold —
Middle-aged parents growing old
And teenage kids becoming twenty.


Now the first few spots of rain
Spatter the sports page in the gutter.
Council workmen stab the litter.
You have sown and reaped; now sow again.


The band packs in, the banners drop,
The ice-cream stiffens in its cone.
The boatman lifts his megaphone:
‘Come in, fifteen, your time is up.’


by Derek Mahon
from New Collected Poems (2011)
Gallery Books

Derek Mahon by John Minihan

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Eamon Grennan reads ‘Parents and Departing Train’
from But the Body (2012)

Frank McGuinness reads ‘The Palm of his Hand’
from Booterstown (1994)

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