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IF EVER YOU GO: A Map of Dublin in Poetry and Song is a major verse anthology from Dedalus Press, due in Spring 2014. Editors Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth present a unique invitation to explore, street by street, one of the world's most famous literary cities through the poems and songs it has inspired in both English and Irish, by contemporary as well as historical writers.
A virtual tour of the city and environs, If Ever You Go features writing familiar and new by writers whose work adds up to a unique and intimate portrait. Contributors include poets already synonymous with the city — Swift, Yeats, Joyce, Clarke, Kavanagh, Kinsella, Heaney, Boland, Bolger and Meehan among them — as well as a host of others who have made some part of it their own, including Leland Bardwell, Derek Mahon, Michael Hartnett, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Patrick Deeley, Macdara Woods, Jessica Traynor, Enda Wyley, Ailbhe Darcy and many many more.
Street singers and balladeers rub shoulders with haiku and performance poets in an anthology that has its heart set on the very streets we live and work and play on. Groundbreaking in its reach, celebratory in its outlook, If Ever You Go is a record of the connections and epiphanies, the missed chances and last buses that knit all of the streets outside our doors into a map of a city where poetry truly matters.
Recent additions to the list of Dedalus Press titles available on Amazon's Kindle platform include Patrick Deeley's Groundswell: New and Selected Poems, Gerard Smyth The Fullness of Time: New and Selected Poems, Mark Roper's Even So: New and Selected Poems, Paddy Bushe's To Ring in Silence: New and Selected Poems, and Gerry Murphy's End of Part One: New and Selected Poems. We've also published a new edition of Pat Boran's poplar writers' handbook, The Portable Creative Writing Workshop. Check out Amazon for further details.
Meanwhile, Airborne: Poetry from Ireland is the first anthology of contemporary Irish poetry in Apple's iBooks format for the iPad, and features work by more than two dozen poets on the Dedalus list, serving both as an ideal introduction to the press and to the richness of contemporary Irish poetry — all at the reasonable price of just €3.49 / $3.99. Poets represented in Airborne include Pat Boran, Leland Bardwell, Paddy Bushe, Enda Coyle-Greene, Padraig J Daly, Patrick Deeley, Theo Dorgan, Katherine Duffy, Gerard Fanning, Matthew Geden, Francis Harvey, Eleanor Hooker, Tom Mathews, Catherine Phil MacCarthy, Philip McDonagh, Iggy McGovern, Mary Montague, Gerry Murphy, Mary Noonan, Paul Perry, Leeanne Quinn, Billy Ramsell, Mark Roper, Gerard Smyth, Grace Wells, Joseph Woods, Macdara Woods & Enda Wyley. To purchase a copy, or for further details, see here.
Surface. Cleanse yourself. Dress.
Before stepping into the rush
hour traffic sit back.
Connect yourself via the ports
in your face to the system
as your room in this grudge-stubborn town
(this town where winter is minted
and exported grudgingly south)
disappears and the images arc
through your tired synapses.
All imaging processes normal.
You have done this before. Relax.
(from The Architect's Dream of Winter, 2013)