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poems to tide you over

The Book of Life: Poems to Tide You Over is a major new anthology of poetry, in an attractive highly portable format like our best-selling The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems, and charting the journey of life from birth to death in poems drawn from some 40 years of publications from one of Ireland’s most respected poetry imprints.

Edited by Grace Wells the anthology includes poems by Leland Bardwell, Pat Boran, Paddy Bushe, Catherine Ann Cullen, Patrick Deeley, Katherine Duffy, Erin Fornoff, Francis Harvey, Ann Joyce, John Kelly, Paula Meehan, Gerry Murphy, Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Mary Noonan, Paul Perry, Mark Roper, Gerard Smyth, Mutsuo Takahashi, Ross Thompson, Grace Wells, Joseph Woods, Enda Wyley and many more.

One of the most outward-looking poetry presses in Ireland and the UK

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