Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh’s aesthetic is essentially that of the realist and her genius for succinct narrative is one of her primary gifts as a poet.

— Proinsias Ó Drisceoil, Poetry Ireland Review

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Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh by Máire Uí MhaicínAilbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry and studied at NUI Galway. She has lived in France and New York and now lives in Cork where she teaches at UCC. Her poem, ‘Filleadh ar an gCathair’, was chosen as Ireland’s EU Presidency Poem in 2013 and was shortlisted in 2015 for RTÉ’s ‘A Poem for Ireland’.

She has published two collections in Irish, Péacadh (Coiscéim, 2008) and Tost agus Allagar (Coiscéim, 2016, winner of the 2019 Michael Hartnett Award). Winner of the 2020 Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry, her bilingual The Coast Road (2016) is her first collection with The Gallery Press. 

The Coast Road

Bilingual with translations from thirteen writers. From named places to imagined states, including ‘the madhouse behind the moon’, The Coast Road is a book of uncommon range and searing effect. Some of Ireland’s finest poets gather to spread the word and introduce a vital voice to a wider audience.

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Aidan Carl MatthewsAidan Carl Mathews was born in 1956 and educated at UCD, TCD, and Stanford University. He has published three collections of poetry, WindfallsMinding Ruth (Gallery, 1983) and According to the Small Hours (1998). He has published short stories: Adventures in a Bathyscope (which was shortlisted for the GPA Award), Lipstick on the Host and Charlie Chaplin's Wishbone (2016, Lilliput) and a novel, Muesli at Midnight. Other awards include an Irish Times Award, Patrick Kavanagh Award, Macauley Fellowship and an Academy of American Poets Award.

His plays include Exit/Entrance (Gallery 1990), The Diamond BodyThe Antigone, a new version of The House of Bernarda Alba and Communion (2003). He edited Immediate ManCuimhní ar Chearbhall Ó Dálaigh. He works as a radio drama producer in RTE.

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Minding Ruth

Aidan Mathews’ first volume Windfalls, distinguished in itself, gave promise for the future. Minding Ruth fulfils, if it does not indeed go beyond the expectations roused by that first volume. — Seamus Deane

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