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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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A Good Enough Love

- Owen Gallagher

'An open-eyed, quirky, quietly dexterous collection from Southall, from Ireland, from the bedroom and doctor’s waiting room. Owen Gallagher’s poems should be more widely known.'  Moniza Alvi

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An Unfinished Sufficiency

- Ruth O'Callaghan

Dispatches from the front, weather reports from inner and outer weather, it is winter creeping forward into memory with the “boneless words of a child” where a man turns “his mouth adrift in his face” and where the wrist of a woman collecting money is curved “as if the weight of future coinag...

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Junction City - New & Selected Poems 1990-2015

- Eamonn Wall

It is Eamonn Wall’s exceptional achievement as a poet to have extended the sources and vision of his work on the open road of America while remaining vividly in step with whatever he encounters anywhere, and to have done so without losing sight of the horizon...

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Slow Bruise

- Aideen Henry

Slow Bruise is a body of work with multiple layers and resonances. Emotion is intensely felt yet tamed, so that the poems are cool and palatable and yet red hot with feeling. Those who came before us forms the skeleton of the first section, Culvert, whi...

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