We, at The Gallery Press,
lament the death,
on 14 January 2012, of
whose fierce and gentle poetry we have been proud to publish for forty years.
Since Geneva, published in a limited edition in August 1972, and Watching the Morning Grow
which followed that Autumn we worked together on nine other titles including
The Soul that Kissed the Body (Selected Poems in Irish with translations into English),
Collected Poems and Done into English (Collected Translations).
One of the satisfactions of Pearse’s life was the warm ‘reception’ accorded to his
most recent collection, At Least for a While, shortlisted for
The Irish Times Poetry Now Award.
We look forward to publishing a book of new poems and translations.
16 February 1927 – 14 January 2012
May he rest in peace.