Scapegoat Review – Poetry Magazine

Scapegoat Review – Poetry Magazine   Gillis’s skillful modulation of tone and his aphoristic precision allow him to create moments that ring true to feeling and afterthought, articulating the complex emotional resonance of memory. The opening poem,...

Glowing Review of ‘The Way In’ in Southword

Subtlety is a word that defines the poetry of John McAuliffe, whose previous collection, Of All Places was a Poetry Book Society recommendation. The title of his fourth collection, The Way In, suggests that he is an intuitive poet, who waits until he finds the right...

From Elsewhere review — Asymptote Journal

Signes: A Review of Ciaran Carson’s ‘From Elswhere’   For a poet, there are easier things than translations. The translating poet inevitably has to face the gnawing burden of writing for two people. “It’s a desperate system of double-entry...

The Boys of Bluehill review – The Guardian

The Boys of Bluehill by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin review — distinctive and rewarding    A murmur of nuns, dens, ruins … Ireland’s secret histories and the pain of the past
 echo through this powerful collection   The late Peter Porter had a peculiar blind spot...

Peter Sirr’s best book to date

The Rooms is Peter Sirr’s eighth collection. A beautifully orchestrated meditation upon the meaning of the word ‘home’, it weighs in at just over one hundred pages and is thus a substantial addition to his work.  By profession, Sirr is a linguist, teacher and...
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