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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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where the lost things go

- Anne Casey

where the lost things go traces the experience of losing oneself through life’s most formative journeys. Fly back and forth through four decades in narratives bridging the west of Ireland and Australia – buffeted by grief, betrayal and dislocation; glid...

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Flight Paths Over Finglas

- Rachael Hegarty

This powerful debut collection takes us back to ‘the hatchling, nestling, fledgling grounds’ of Finglas where Rachael Hegarty was born and reared. Portrait of a working class community, portrait of a dispossessed and politically betrayed community, portrait o...

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Dreampaths Of A Runaway

- Louise C. Callaghan

“A quality of natural-seeming grace is perhaps the most affecting thing about Louise C. Callaghan’s poems. The grace of a river flowing smoothly into the past, its waters sunlit but containing dark and possibly disturbing depths.”

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Ghostlight - New & Selected Poems

- Mark Granier

Mark Granier is a meditative observer, offering us moments of suffused, painterly stillness. In his work there is no undue clamour to be heard, no flashy flailing about in order to be noticed. This might seem to be diffidence, but I perceive it as integritas....

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It's Time

- Eamonn Lynskey

Eamonn Lynskey’s poems live on the edge of things – people’s ordinary lives as much as global concerns – and like all edges they can be razor-sharp. His is a voice unafraid to speak about political urgencies but also well sourced in everyday language and available form.  A thought-provok...

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Trusting Distance

- Noel Hanlon

“Like letters from a cherished friend, Noël Hanlon’s poems are intimate and generous, unconcealing, deeply observant of loss, of family, of love.  Her connection to the natural world runs deep, and when she reflects on the mysteries of the earth and the heart--the solace of the night sky...

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Song of Songs 2.0

- Kevin Higgins

“Ireland’s accomplished political poet and satirist Kevin Higgins”, 
Diarmaid Ferriter, The Irish Times 

“I read ...

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Rise

- Elaine Feeney

‘Feeney’s poems have a pounding physical presence yet they run away with the mind.’
Mike McCormack

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Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor

- Anne Tannam

"A profound and tender read that requires cups of tea, a sense of humour and a packet of tissues. At turns comforting and heart-breaking, the poems address life and death without sentimentality as the poet skillfully navigates relationships with loved ones, h...

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Bad News, Good News, Bad News

- Edward O'Dwyer

These vigorous poems tackle the world head-on, questioning our perception of what is real and what is mere fabrication. In scenes snatched from personal relationships, from popular culture, the internet and religion, O'Dwyer displays a timeless creative sensi...

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