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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 600 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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Massacre of the Birds

- Mary O'Donnell

The range of poems in Massacre of the Birds moves from an encounter with water creatures in ‘Hanging House in a Canal’ to the appearance of a satyr in O’Donnell’s back garden in ‘Muse.’ Mythic nature abounds, but wake-up calls to social denial a...

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Pathogens Love A Patsy - Pandemic and Other Poems

- Rita Ann Higgins

In Pathogens Love A Patsy, Rita Ann Higgins bears witness to a moment in Irish life unlike any seen in a century: the Covid-19 crisis. Many of these pandemic poems, broadcast on Brendan O’Connor’s RTÉ Radio 1 radio show, were composed weekly in d...

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Smitten Soul

- Gabriel Fitzmaurice

“A wonderfully coherent and satisfying collection – and a very moving one. I was thinking of Seamus Heaney and Emily Dickinson talking about telling the truth slant: this book tells it four-square. It is wonderful”. 
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Katie - Poems for the Young and Young at Heart

- Gabriel Fitzmaurice

Completed before his A Farewell to PoetryKatie: Poems for the Young and Young at Heart gathers the best of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s poems dealing with the first five years of his granddaughter’s, Katie Crowl...

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A Beautiful Pain

- Catherine Barry

Don’t judge me for dying.
Don’t judge me for still being alive.

“There is an urgency to Catherine Barry's work, a determination to take the reader's arm and make the...

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Do Not Touch

- Sandra Ann Winters

“Sandra Ann Winters’ ‘Our Irish Garden’ is a delicious procession of rhyming couplets using an extended garden metaphor…” 
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The Chanter's Reed

- James Ragan

Praise for James Ragan's Poetry

“James Ragan’s poems spare no passion in believing they sing.”
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In the Kingdom of Autumn

- Daniel Thomas Moran

Moran’s is an egalitarian poetry which will attract readers who do not usually read poetry and this is as great an achievement as any high modernist grail.

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Where the Lighthouse Begins

- Timothy Houghton

What lies behind much of the lyric poems in Where the Lighthouse Begins is a motivating sense of loss: in some poems, a dead father, an aging mother, a troubled brother; or, in other poems, a conflict, such as a war. The natural world also plays a major...

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Among the Gliesians

- Philip Fried

In Among the Gliesians, Philip Fried continues experimenting with different registers of language, technical jargon, and a variety of literary and non-literary forms, ranging from sonnet, ballad, acrostic, and villanelle to press release and report. His...

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