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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 600 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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Katie - Poems for the Young and Young at Heart

- Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Completed before his A Farewell to PoetryKatie: Poems for the Young and Young at Heart gathers the best of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s poems dealing with the first five years of his granddaughter’s, Katie Crowl...

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A Beautiful Pain

- Catherine Barry

Don’t judge me for dying.
Don’t judge me for still being alive.

“There is an urgency to Catherine Barry's work, a determination to take the reader's arm and make the...

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Do Not Touch

- Sandra Ann Winters

“Sandra Ann Winters’ ‘Our Irish Garden’ is a delicious procession of rhyming couplets using an extended garden metaphor…” 
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The Chanter's Reed

- James Ragan

Praise for James Ragan's Poetry

“James Ragan’s poems spare no passion in believing they sing.”
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In the Kingdom of Autumn

- Daniel Thomas Moran

Moran’s is an egalitarian poetry which will attract readers who do not usually read poetry and this is as great an achievement as any high modernist grail.

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Where the Lighthouse Begins

- Timothy Houghton

What lies behind much of the lyric poems in Where the Lighthouse Begins is a motivating sense of loss: in some poems, a dead father, an aging mother, a troubled brother; or, in other poems, a conflict, such as a war. The natural world also plays a major...

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Among the Gliesians

- Philip Fried

In Among the Gliesians, Philip Fried continues experimenting with different registers of language, technical jargon, and a variety of literary and non-literary forms, ranging from sonnet, ballad, acrostic, and villanelle to press release and report. His...

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Keeping Planes in the Air

- Lori Desrosiers

In this thoughtful and nuanced collection, Lori Desrosiers maps that country sometimes called the past, sometimes called memory, into which loved ones have gone or soon will be disappearing. It’s a space limned by nostalgia, which can be beautiful for the tra...

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The Meeting Place

- Dede Cummings

“In The Meeting Place, Dede Cummings exposes some of the more interesting cards in the deck of her life. The results are a series of openhearted, straightforward poems, which are as sensitive to the natural world as th...

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The Somnambulist and The Good Life

- David Cavanagh

The poems in The Somnambulist and the Good Life, David Cavanagh’s fifth book, probe what it means to be attentive in this life, the pain and beauty of living with open e...

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