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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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Randomer

- Colm Keegan

Randomer, is a poetic tour de force.  The reality of life stripped back to its bare fundamentals.  Despite charting a life lived through austerity and the predations of political elites and bankers, Colm Keegan’s optimism – for h...

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Ultima Ora

- Thomas Kabdebo

Dr. Thomas Kabdebo was the 2017 poet laureate of Hungary. He is the author of fifty-nine books, and his novel DANUBIUS DANUBIA is considered one of the best Hungarian novels of the 21st century. Among many honours, a Papal visit followed from the public...

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Stopgap Grace

- Neil McCarthy

“Stopgap Grace is proof that the sublime and absurd sometimes switch jobs. All sacred words get used and every recklessness sanctified. No sooner has night “slid its burlap sack over our heads” than we are given “alibis for something that / never happened.” M...

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Crossing Places

- Nicki Griffin

As with all of Nicki Griffin’s poems a sense of place pervades this collection. Voices carry along rivers, a boat turns on its anchor, gardens flush with roses, borders are crossed. It is full of points of no return, of transformations: buildings that s...

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Courting Katie

- James O'Sullivan

Courting Katie explores tenuous notions of what it means to be Irish. This is a collection about drunken nights, about cranes, outbound flights, and confirmation parties. Situated within a range of pre- and post-Celtic Tiger contexts, it examines social and cu...

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Will You Be My Friend? New & Selected Poems for the Young and the Young at Heart

- Gabriel Fitzmaurice

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For Crying Out Loud

- Edward Denniston

A revered voice of the South East for many years, Edward Denniston sings forth anew with visionary power and profound honesty. Here in For Crying Out Loud he gives us the youthful taking off of clothes, a sheltering fr...

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After The Fall

- Brian Kirk

Brian Kirk’s poetry exhibits mastery of craft and respect for both poetic form and experiment. In his ‘broken song / from restless birds’, he displays the contemplative gifts of the natural philosopher. Here we have an Everyman exploring the joys of love and ...

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Vacant Possession

- Anne Fitzgerald

‘Is there a poet writing in Ireland who feels so profoundly and knows more surely love's obsessions, its piercing chronicles, its succour and sorrows than Anne Fitzgerald? The poems in Vacant Possession char the page, leaving their imprint, imperishable, uniq...

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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. Equal Night is a sequence of poems that chooses to face...

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