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Salmon Poetry, taking its name from the Salmon of Knowledge in Celtic mythology, was established in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature. The Salmon, a journal of poetry and prose was a flagship for writers in the west of Ireland, and Salmon's first books, Gonella by Eva Bourke and Goddess on the Mervue Bus by Rita Ann Higgins broke new ground for women poets. Since then over 300 volumes of poetry have been produced, and Salmon has become one of the most important publishers in the Irish literary world. By specialising in the promotion of new poets, particulary women poets, Salmon has enriched Irish literary publishing.  Read More >>

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Equal Night

- Graham Fulton

Death is the great taboo. We don’t like to talk about it or think about it. We try to hide from the brutal fact that someday we’re going to come to an end. Time will become redundant and space meaningless. Everything suddenly stops.
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Morningrustle

- Arno Kramer

“This imagination creates a mystery you can’t paraphrase.  Poems put things, or create things, in a place where they, and we, have never quite been before. A concise, mysterious language alters things. The result is a wonderful fidelity to the way things...

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The Yellow House

- William Wall

An extended meditation on loss, displacement, disillusion, grief and love, so close in theme and style that the book can almost be read as a single poem. 
In the devastating title poem, we are told that ‘someone ble...

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Migrant Shores – Irish, Moroccan & Galician Poetry

- Manuela Palacios, editor

With calligraphies by Hachemi Mokrane


Migrant Shores, in threading together Moroccan, Irish and G...

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Santiago Sketches

- David McLoghlin

Santiago Sketches is a book of short, imagistic poems entirely set in Santiago de Compostela, where the small and the local are revealed to be universal, mirroring the process whereby this small city near Finis Terrae became central to human patrimony a...

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where the lost things go

- Anne Casey

where the lost things go traces the experience of losing oneself through life’s most formative journeys. Fly back and forth through four decades in narratives bridging the west of Ireland and Australia – buffeted by grief, betrayal and dislocation; glid...

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Flight Paths Over Finglas

- Rachael Hegarty

This powerful debut collection takes us back to ‘the hatchling, nestling, fledgling grounds’ of Finglas where Rachael Hegarty was born and reared. Portrait of a working class community, portrait of a dispossessed and politically betrayed community, portrait o...

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Dreampaths Of A Runaway

- Louise C. Callaghan

“A quality of natural-seeming grace is perhaps the most affecting thing about Louise C. Callaghan’s poems. The grace of a river flowing smoothly into the past, its waters sunlit but containing dark and possibly disturbing depths.”

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Ghostlight - New & Selected Poems

- Mark Granier

Mark Granier is a meditative observer, offering us moments of suffused, painterly stillness. In his work there is no undue clamour to be heard, no flashy flailing about in order to be noticed. This might seem to be diffidence, but I perceive it as integritas....

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It's Time

- Eamonn Lynskey

Eamonn Lynskey’s poems live on the edge of things – people’s ordinary lives as much as global concerns – and like all edges they can be razor-sharp. His is a voice unafraid to speak about political urgencies but also well sourced in everyday language and available form.  A thought-provok...

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