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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

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From X-Factor to X-rated, the third least common letter in the English alphabet appears commonly in life.
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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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The Boys
of Bluehill


Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Music permeates the collection which also features elegies and poems about language...
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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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Dreamland


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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Laments


Kochanowski/Heaney

A heartbreaking and measured report of grief following the death of Ursula, the two-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Jan Kochanowski
(1530-1584)...
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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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The Dead Zoo


Ciaran Berry

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

From Up Here

The forest floats over the land,
the island slides across the sea;
they appear less firm than the shadow
cast by the plume of steam
voluminous over the power station:

nothing stable except for the gleam:
a flame distilled, neat
as the glare of the lighthouse, pointing,
speaking directly as the sun
to the eye it beckons, its brief

slanted tale of deep distance
surfacing for the instant: this
is real, it says, like
the hours of your past,
those roots with their population
of slugs and slaters.

by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
from The Boys of Bluehill (2015)

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Photograph by Brian-McGovern)

 

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

Seán Lysaght reads ‘The Bay of Angels’ from Carnival Masks (2014)

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