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At this challenging and troubling time for so many, we’re putting our faith in the most intimate of art forms. As we say around here, now more than ever Poetry Matters: Spread the Word.
FEATURED TITLE - THE WORD ARK
THE WORD ARK: A POCKET BOOK OF ANIMAL POEMS
Edited by Pat Boran. Illustrated by Gaetano Tranchino
THE WORD ARK is an essential, pocket-sized anthology of poems responding to our fellow creatures, great and small, issued at a time when not only the animal kingdom but the world at large is beset by dangers on an unprecedented scale. It is, in the words of its editor, “An invitation to look more intently at the world beyond ourselves, an external balance to our inner turmoil.”
Featuring contributions from 45 poets – including Paula Meehan, Patrick Deeley, Paddy Bushe, Doireann Ní Ghríofa, Francis Harvey, Mark Roper, Eva Bourke and Boran himself – and beautifully illustrated by Sicilian artist Gaetano Tranchino, The Word Ark is a highly personal and timely response to a crisis, and an opportunity in these troubling times to love, laud and celebrate.
Poet and translator Keith Payne on a favourite book, Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems (City Lights Books. The Pocket Poets Series: Number 19) The idea
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