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...

The Guardian’s Poem of the Week

Carol Rumens has chosen ‘Legacies’ by Peter Sirr as the Guardian’s Poem of the Week. This poem shows us a multi-faceted Ireland through the prism of the pub, and a half-interior imaginary ramble. It’s a month since Bloomsday was celebrated, but...

Raw Material – Guardian Review

A translation by Mahon is an exciting event . . . Mahon’s love of the French 19th century is well established, but there are numerous welcome surprises in the poets assembled here, including a section from the Chinese, some Pushkin, Ibsen adn Quevedo, and a...
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