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At this difficult 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.

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Poetry and/for Jam

Poetry publishing is an odd business at the best of times. But yesterday’s unusual exchange with a customer was of the kind that makes the

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Isolation PoemCards

FOLLOWING is a selection of our Isolation PoemCards, chosen from the many submitted via the comments section on the Dedalus Press Facebook page, during March

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Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, one of the contributors to Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets, on home, belonging and the writing life - Writing Home
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The Arts as Anchor

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, one of the contributors to Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets, considers home, belonging and the writing life I had found an aerial

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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 our 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.