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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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Butterflies of a Bad Summer

- Karl Parkinson

Karl Parkinson’s poems tease music from the rhythms of everyday life, and sing, like Whitman, the song of self. But in Butterflies of a Bad Summer, self admits a multitude: we orbit the supernovas of doomed artists like Corso, Selby Jnr., Bukowski, and Arenas, and sample with them the exquisi...

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Even The Daybreak - 35 Years of Salmon Poetry

- Lendennie, Jessie, editor


“Like the sea-run Steelhead salmon that thrashes upstream to its spawning ground, then instead of dying, returns to th...

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€25.00

   

Falling in love with broken things

- Alvy Carragher

Falling in love with broken things can be described as a coming-of-age narrative or Bildungsroman. Alive with crisp images, the poems range from childhood memories of freedom and enchantment to the uncertainties of adolescence and young adulthood. Unfli...

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Fish On A Bicycle: New & Selected Poems

- Jean O'Brien

Jean O’Brien’s New & Selected is a revisiting of her four collections starting with The Shadow Keeper in 1997 and moving up to the present day. Her new poems mark a ma...

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