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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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Ecstatic

- Kevin Higgins

In these poems the personal and global darknesses are always lit by Kevin Higgins’s singular wit. There is lyricism, and acute vulnerability, here. But if you want reassuring, middle class epiphanies then you should immediately put this poetry collectio...

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The Talking Stick: O Pookering Kosh

- Raine Geoghegan

“One of the enduring joys of poetry is ‘encounter’. As readers, if we are open to it, we can encounter the imaginative world of the poet in all of its rich variety. The Talking Stick: O Pookering Kosh by Raine Geoghegan brings the reader into direct contact with Geoghegan’s Romani tradition. ...

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Love in the Original Language

- Fióna Bolger

Crossing borders of meaning, territory and flesh itself, Fióna Bolger’s new poems explore the limits and possibilities of language. Survival can depend on nuance, insider slang, an accurate translation, or knowing when to stay silent. Fired by a passion for j...

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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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