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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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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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After Love

- Dani Gill

Every person is like a piece of gold. If you were a gold ring, a gold watch, a gold chain, you could say "I am a ring, a watch, a chain", but these are temporary shapes. In truth, you are just gold – that is your essence, no matter how the shape changes.


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gotta get a message to you

- Frank Golden

The visual arts have long been used by Frank Golden as co-ordinates for the generation of poetic narratives and sequences. gotta get a message to you continues this preoccupation with narrative, in this instance looking at characters at moments of crisi...

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And There Is Many A Good Thing

- Jon Tribble

And There Is Many a Good Thing explores that idea in its title by opening the reader to a world as varied as the talents of Monty Python and Sarah Vaughan, Peter Gabriel and St. John of the Cross, and Hans Christian Anderson...

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The Green House

- Joyce Sutphen

In The Green House, we find clouds, a variety of birds (each a messenger from some other world), and the inspiring landscape, skyscape, seascape, creaturescape of Ireland, where poe...

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Squaring the Circle

- Philip Fried

Philip Fried's Squaring the Circle is humorous and yet also mysterious in its evocation of esoteric physics and theology.  The title poem presents a mystic/scientific quest for an impossible geometry as both...

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Lost Addresses: New & Selected Poems

- Diann Blakely

Through all of Lost Addresses, Diann Blakely’s immediate gift and penchant mark a harmony of lyrical ear and narrative mind in the precise intonation that became her signature. The reader who listens into her textures will hear the abundant felicity of her si...

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The Pilgrims of Tombelaine

- Glenn Shea

“So here I go again, away.”  As with his first collection, Find A Place That Could Pass for Home, Glenn Shea’s poems here speak of distances: the distances of a restless traveler (“We are on time’s tide, crossing to Aranmor / Carrying to places ...

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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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The Language Hospital

- John Murphy

The poems in John Murphy’s second collection, The Language Hospital, resonate with a hard-won understanding of the complexities and difficulties of 21st century living. What is it like for a man to grieve and miss...

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