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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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The Bird in the Glasshouse

- Knute Skinner

“Skinner has poems that for sheer beauty take your head off.”    John Gardner on A Close Sky over Killaspugl...

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Beautiful Lofty Things

- Cahal Dallat

Neither object lessons nor exhibits in an esoteric cabinet of curiosities, Cahal Dallat’s poems, in Beautiful Lofty Things, spring from quotidian items and artefacts that...

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Gallery of Postcards and Maps: New and Selected Poems

- Susan Rich

The new and selected poems of Gallery of Postcards and Maps introduce themselves with a warmth that deepens into wisdom. Susan Rich finds music in everything inside and outside her windows: Leonora Carrington, Vegetari...

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Radium Dream

- Sheila Black

In poems that beautify and destroy, Black’s eighth book Radium Dream offers clear-eyed and equally complex conversations about the disabled body, family, violence, and the climate crisis. If, as Czeslaw Milosz writes, ...

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Crows in Eden

- Todd Hearon

“Todd Hearon’s Crows in Eden is an unflinching look at America’s long history of white terrorism and racial expulsion, told by one who knows southern white culture from the inside.  Whether he is uncovering the bu...

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Blackfish

- Elvis Alves

In Blackfish, Elvis Alves locates beauty in the horrid and strange that constitute familial and social history. In this way, the poems grasp after the meaning of life in an attempt to ensure survival in the midst of all that it offers. Some of the poem...

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If You Tolerate This

- Frank Golden

Frank Golden’s IF YOU TOLERATE THIS is a wide ranging work in six parts which nails its geo-political colours to the mast, and casts a misanthropic eye over the whole morass. The book opens in the company of Nick and his girlfriend Inga as they travel up the Tapajós River to the failed capita...

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Four Books for Forty Euro - Special Offer for March 2022 - Price includes free worldwide shipping

- Mary Dorcey - Louise C Callaghan - Jean O'Brien - Sue Hubbard

This book bundle includes the following new collections of poetry:

Life Holds Its Breath by Mary Dorc...

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Moonlight: A Full Moon

- Louise C. Callaghan

Here is this marvellous poet of elegies and celebrations, seasons and servants, of boarding school and trundling foreign journeys. Louise C. Callaghan has a keen eye for detail and a poet’s gifted ear.  "Moonlight: A Full Moon" is ...

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Stars Burn Regardless

- Jean O'Brien

In Stars Burn Regardless,  Jean O’Brien writes as a seer, with a vision that travels beneath and through the worlds she inhabits. With stunning language and original voice, she travels the edges of things: the earth/sea/sky—the bones/bodies/ash. Th...

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