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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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- Dairena Ní Chinnéide

“Motherhood, anger, sex, meditation and gratitude swirl in the sea of these poems, and if the sea washes the shores of Corca Dhuibhne, the territory and the known terrain of her poetry in Irish, Dairena Ní Chinnéide is well able for the sea and its tur...

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The Egret Lands With News From Other Parts

- Mary Madec

In this third collection, Mary Madec returns to the real world of what it means to be herself, a woman of these times, exploring again the territories of the heart. She presents a partly imagined trajectory, extending beyond the present and deep into the past, reaching into the experiences of...

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Unportioned: New & Selected Short Poems

- Ruth O'Callaghan

Ruth O’Callaghan’s work is wide-ranging in subject and versatile in form. I particularly enjoy her meditative and humane poems on human relationships.
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Four Seasons

- Paul Balfe

“Paul Balfe’s poems are distinguished by a forensically intelligent eye for the telling detail which cuts to the heart of seemingly inconsequential encounters or childhood memories. All are rendered fresh in poems that need no recourse to verbal pyrotechnics ...

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An Upside Down World

- Knute Skinner

“In the early 1990s, in his volume The Bears And Other Poems, Knute Skinner embarked on an extraordinary poetic project – the elaboration of short poetic fictions. In the intervening years he has become a master of thi...

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Revenant

- Clare McCotter

Revenant is Clare McCotter’s second book of poems. Written within arm’s reach of a cemetery wall, the collection inhabits a hinterland where bones, real and metaphorical, slip their graves. In these physical and metaphysical landscapes there is no quest for cl...

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out of emptied cups

- Anne Casey

out of emptied cups explores what it means to be human—a consciousness contained within a shell that dictates so much of what our experience of life will be.

Including internationally ...

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Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital

- Kevin Higgins

In Sex and Death at Merlin Park Hospital Kevin Higgins uses the blackest humour to throw some occasionally bizarre but mercilessly honest light on the vexed, and often absurd, subject of his chronic illness. In this, his fi...

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Zeppelin Vending Machine Manifesto

- John Murphy

John Murphy's third collection of poems is like very little else on the 21st century poetry landscape. Zeppelin Vending Machine Manifesto is a rewardingly complex book that confronts the hyper-technicity of the early 21st c...

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The Hollow Woman on the Island

- Nessa O'Mahony

Nessa O’Mahony’s fifth volume of poetry explores many of her signature themes developed over a 20-year period. She writes with renewed urgency about life and love, continues her preoccupation with history (the hidden and overt), questions cultural identity and demonstrates her keen affinity with nat...

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