"This book is a marvellous testimony to what a small but passionate publishing house can achieve.... I counted over two hundred and forty different poets which is an astonishing number and illustrates just what a dedicated and hard-working jo
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"This is poetry with layers of complexity made of lace — a magic carpet ride, not like anything else around."
Helene Cardona's collection Life in Suspension reviewed for Washington Independent Review of Books
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Salmon poet Kerrie O'Brien's poem "Dublin" has been chosen as one of only 12 poems celebrating the city in 'Dublin: A Year in Words'...
...devised by the Dublin:2016 Unesco City of Literature project.
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Congratulations to Salmon poet Phillip Crymble - his poem 'Onions' from the collection Not Even Laughter (Salmon, 2015) has been Highly Commended by the judges for this year's Forward Prizes for Poetry!
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Salmon poet John Murphy has won the Strokestown International Poetry Prize for the second year running for his poem "As If She Were Close".
This is the first time in the competition's history that there has been a double/consecutive win. Congratulations, John, on an amazing achievement!
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'...moves really beautifully between strangeness and familiarity. What's also particularly striking is the tone and register of the language and how the flow carries you along with it.'
Afric McGlinchey's latest collection, Ghost of the Fisher Cat, reviewed by Vona Groarke on The Poetry Programme, RTE Radio 1, in an episode highlighting Ireland's Rising Generation of Poets.
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Salmon Poet John Murphy's poem, "Threnody Of The Campion Flowers For Paul Celan", has made the shortlist of the UK's National Poetry Competition.
Out of 13,000 entries, the poem made the final shortlist of 111 poems. John's second collection, "The Language Hospital", is forthcoming from Salmon.
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Helene Cardona's collection, Dreaming My Animal Selves (Salmon, 2013), has been included in The London Magazine's alternative poetry list for 2015.
The magazine describes Helene's poetry as "simultaneously rapturous and lucid."
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Huge congratulations to Salmon poet Helene Cardona has won the USA Best Book in Poetry for her bi-lingual (English/French) collection, Dreaming My Animal Selves / Le Songe de mes Âmes Animales!
This is the latest win for Hélène who has also won the Pinnacle Book Award for Best Bilingual Poetry Book and the Reader's Favorite Award in Poetry. She was also a Finalist for both the International Book Awards and the Julie Suk Award.
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"Impressively well written with a wealth of unexpected plot twists and turns, "The Night Game" is a terrifically absorbing and entertaining read that is very highly recommended to the attention of suspense/thriller enthusiasts."
Frank Golden's novel "The Night Game" reviewed by Michael J. Carson for Midwest Review
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Salmon poet Stephanie McKenzie has won Room Magazine's Poetry Contest 2015...
… for her poem "Cut from Guyana Journals"
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"This fine, fine collection is filled with the grace of motion towards, and movement beyond."
Nessa O'Mahony's latest collection, Her Father's Daughter, reviewed by S.J. Holloway for Orbis.
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An adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles (for BBC Radio 4) - produced by Salmon poet Patrick Chapman - is a Silver Winner in the 2015 New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards in Best Drama Special category.
The programme stars Derek Jacobi and Hayley Atwell.
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Lisa Marie Brodsky's collection, Moherlung, has been selected for Outstanding Poetry recognition for a 2014 publication by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee.
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"A poet who ...asks the bigger questions - unapologetically so - in language that is direct and immediate."
Susan Millar DuMars' "The God Thing" reviewed in Poetry Ireland Review (June 2015)
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From PBS.org: "Poet recalls the 'terror' of the first day of adoption"
Watch Patrick Hicks read his poem "The Strangers" from his collection "Adoptable" at the 2015 AWP Conference
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"Berets off to Kevin Higgins for this satirical gem."
Kevin Higgins' poem "Blair's Advice" appears in both The Irish Times and in the Morning Star (UK) newspapers.
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Salmon poet Alan Jude Moore reads at the Poetry Spring Festival in Lithuania this week
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"The Night Game is a challenging, transgressive and gripping read, a chilling portrait of one woman's personal hell."
Frank Golden's novel, The Night Game, reviewed by Declan Burke for the Irish Examiner
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"Philip Fried's new collection blazes with wit and fury and impassioned warning."
Philip Fried's collection Interrogating Water and other poems reviewed by Carol Rumens for The Poetry Review
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Congratulations to Salmon poet John Murphy who has won the 2015 Strokestown Poetry Prize for his poem "The Nod"!
John's debut collection - The Book of Water - was published by Salmon in 2012.
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Patrick Hicks' poem, "The Strangers", appears on Ted Kooser's American Life in Poetry column
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"Departure", a poem by Gerard Hanberry, appeared in The Irish Times on Saturday 25th April
The poem is from Gerry's collection, What Our Shoes Say About Us, which was published by Salmon in 2014.
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A plaque bearing the poem "The Kasbah On Quay Street" by Gerard Hanberry has been unveiled in Galway...
- as part of the 2015 Cuirt International Festival of Literature.
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Congratulations to Sarah Clancy who has been announced as the winner of The Bogman's Cannon Irish People's Poetry Prize 2015 for her poem 'And Yet We Must Live in these Times'.
Sarah won 16 votes from the 80 Judges in our Judge's Assembly. She pipped both Leitrim's Stephen Murphy with his Cead Mile Failte, and Cabra's Lewis Kenny, who tied with 14 votes each for second place.
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Patrick Chapman's poem "The Myth of Camus" appears in The Irish Times, Saturday 17th January 2015
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"I do not give out the bouquets easily. But, boy, this is good stuff... It is a collection full of love and lust and life and youth, and Edward O'Dwyer has more than a whiff of the true poet about him."
Joe Horgan reviews Edward O'Dwyer's debut collection, The Rain on Cruise's Street (Salmon, 2014) for the Jan/Feb issue of Books Ireland
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"...Essential reading..." "...dazzling technique, accessibility and explosive power, and if you have any sense of humanity, you will read this collection."
"Dave Lordan could make poetry of anything; he is one the few of his generation who deserves to be called great." Reviews for Dave Lordan's new collection, Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, are coming in thick and fast. Read them here...
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"Nessa O'Mahony describes a family history set off by her talent for finishing poems with a surprising turn."
Nessa O'Mahony's new collection, Her Father's Daughter, reviewed in the Irish Times (Saturday 22nd November)
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Edward O'Dwyer, is an exciting new voice, and his first full collection, The Rain on Cruise's Street, demands attention
A review by Liam Murphy for the Munster Express
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Kevin Higgins's poem, "Them and You", appears is The Irish Times, Saturday 15th November
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"She writes passionately and only on things she really cares about... one of the best poetry collections I've read this year."
Kevin Higgins reviews Celeste Auge's new collection, Skip Diving, for The Galway Advertiser
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"Possibly the most important poetry collection to appear this year..."
Des Kenny reviews The Truth & Other Stories by Sarah Clancy for The Galway Advertiser
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"Wonderful lyricism... [Lordan is] trying to do for his generation what Heaney and Yeats did for theirs."
Dave Lordan's forthcoming collection, Lost Tribe of the Wicklow Mountains, reviewed on RTE Radio 1
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"Fluent and... laugh-out-loud funny..."
Kevin Higgins's latest collection, The Ghost in the Lobby, reviewed in The Irish Times, Saturday 2nd August
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Salmon Poetry's Nicki Griffin has been shortlisted for the prestigious Strong Shine Award 2014 for her debut collection, Unbelonging (Salmon, 2013).
The Award will be presented at the Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival on Sunday 14th September 2014.
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Salmon poet Amy Dryansky has won the poetry section of the prestigious Massachusetts Book Awards 2014 -
- for her collection, Grass Whistle, published by Salmon in 2013
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Patrick Chapman's love poem 'Planet Virgo Collage' was set to music live on RTE Radio 1's Arena arts programme on Friday May 16th.
The show is now available as a podcast.
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Two poems from Pete Mullineaux's collection, A Father's Day, are featured on a wonderful anthology of poems about Father's Day at about.com/poetry
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"Feeney is original and challenging.... Every library, including school libraries, should have a copy [of this book]"
Mary Ryan reviews Elaine Feeney's new collection of poetry, 'The Radio was Gospel', for the Tuam Herald
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"Poet McBreen shares Irish luck, legacy and literature"
Joan McBreen takes part in the BACHE Visiting Writing Series and is interviewed for Samford Crimson at Samford University, Alabama, US
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"Irish poetry soaked in waves of musical imagery and sound".
Pete Mullineaux's second collection, Session, featured in FUSION, Berklee College of Music's global forum of writing, visual art...
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Congratulations to Majella Cullinane - author of the collection Guarding the Flame (Salmon, 2011) - who has been awarded the Robert Burns Fellowship by the University of Otago, NZ.
One of New Zealand's most prestigious fellowships, it will allow Majella to work on a second collection of poetry as well as her debut novel.
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Let me make this quite clear right from the outset: Majella Cullinane can write; she is a damned good poet.
Vaughan Rapatahana reviews Majella Cullinane's 'Guarding the Flame' for the New Zealand Poetry Society Magazine, a fine line.
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"His poems are complex and enchanting works which weave fantasy and reality together in order to get to deeper universal truths…"
Richard W. Halperin's new collection, Shy White Tiger, reviewed in Books Ireland
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"Powerful and profound, Marrowbone of Memory speaks to the heart of what it is to be human and struggling to survive. Highly recommended."
Jeri McCormick's "Marrowbone of Memory: Ireland's Great Famine" reviewed for Midwest Book Review, Oregon, April 2013
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"With his mixture of humour, robust language and neurasthenic wandering, he is a serious talent; a man to demand attention..."
Thomas McCarthy reviews Paul Casey's collection, home more or less, in The Examiner...
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"Quite simply, this is a beautiful collection from a supremely gracious new voice in our midst."
Thomas McCarthy reviews Afric McGlinchey's debut collection, The lucky star of hidden things, for The Examiner...
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