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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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Station Lights

- Alice Pettway

Available for pre-order now.  We will ship from 19th April 2021 onwards.

Most experiences lie in the long miles between life’s stations, but we look toward the next town’s light...

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afterwords

- Maurice Harmon

At 90 years old, Maurice Harmon is making poems out of memory and out of the experience of growing old, recognising what is lost and the little that is gained. In this collection 
he gives us the present moment, then offers three, pas...

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Days of Clear Light - A Festschrift in Honour of Jessie Lendennie & in Celebration of Salmon Poetry at 40

- Jessie Lendennie

Edited by Alan Hayes & Nessa O'Mahony


With a foreword by President of Ireland Michael D...

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Price: €19.00
   

Silver Spoon

- Jessamine O'Connor

With Illustrations by Helen Chantrell

After five chapbooks and ten years writing poetry, this first full collection has a wide wingspan and a sharp eye. Migrating from Dublin to Lough Gara, on t...

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Price: €14.00
   

Fox Trousers

- Eithne Hand

In these playful, considered poems, the emotional impacts of small moments are captured in a relaxed and natural way. Verbal gymnastics and powerful metaphors are laid down in spare, lively words.  This confident first collection from a writer who has worked primarily in the world of sou...

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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 denia...

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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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