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Enda Coyle-Greene. Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Metathesis by Enda Coyle-Greene

Enda Coyle-Greene sketches the background to her poem ‘Metathesis’, included in the anthology The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (Dedalus Press, 2017) ‘Metathesis’ began with a word I either didn’t know or had forgotten. Words are

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Patrick Kehoe - Dedalus Press, poetry from ireland and the world

7 Questions on Poetry: Patrick Kehoe

Patrick Kehoe, poet and arts journalist, answers 7 Questions on Poetry. His most recent collections of poems are Places to Sleep (Salmon Poetry, 2018) and The Cask of Moonlight (Dedalus Press, 2014). Do you remember How, or When, or even

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blurred harbour photo by Pat Boran - Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

The Shipping Forecast

In this short essay, reproduced from The Deep Heart’s Core, poet JOHN O’DONNELL revisits his poem ‘The Shipping Forecast’, among those included in Sunlight: New and Selected Poems (May 2018). LIKE PROSPECTORS, poets are always anxious to know if what

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Mosoon Diary - Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Monsoon Diary: The Cover Story

JOSEPH WOODS on the story behind the cover of his new book of poems, Monsoon Diary For me, there’s a certain serendipity to the book cover of Monsoon Diary. Last December Pat Boran was in touch about the book and

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Elaine Cosgrove photo by Pat Boran - Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

7 Questions On Poetry: Elaine Cosgrove

Elaine Cosgrove, author of the much-admired debut Transmissions (Dedalus Press, 2017) takes part in our occasional series and answers 7 Questions on Poetry *** Do you remember the first poem you wrote or what prompted it? The first poem I

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2 covers - Dedalus Press, poetry from ireland and the world

Two Exciting Debuts

AT DEDALUS PRESS, as well as publishing books by some of the best known names in Irish poetry, we’ve long dedicated ourselves to working with the rising generation of writers, many of whom are equally as comfortable on the stage

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Catherine Ann Cullen - Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

The Singing Without Ceasing

Catherine Ann Cullen on the songscape of a Dublin childhood This post takes its title from “Family Crest”, a tongue-in-cheek poem in my collection The Other Now (Dedalus, 2016) that uses as a central motif the coat of arms of

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The Deep Heart's Core - Dedalus Press, poetry from ireland and the world

The Deep Heart’s Core

In our new anthology, The Deep Heart’s Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem, some 100 poets accept the invitation to revisit a favourite, key or touchstone poem of their own, and offer a short commentary on same — as

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Join the Dedalus Press Mailing List

Join the Dedalus Press Mailing List to avail of special offers and keep up with news of new publications. Our programme for 2017 features an exciting range of new books by both well-known and up-and-coming writers, as well as one

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Incorrigibly Spain

Keith Payne’s letter from Galicia, first published in The Level Crossing, introduces two of the new wave of Galician poets. World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural … IT WAS AS IF MacNeice had predicted

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Doireann Ní Ghríofa by Pat Boran/ Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Doireann Ní Ghríofa Receives 2016 Rooney Prize

Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa who, on 02 Sept, in its 40th anniversary year, received the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her poetry.   Dedalus Press is proud to have published Doireann’s English-language debut, Clasp, described as follows by Nyla

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Leland Bardwell - Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Obituary for Leland Bardwell

Leland Bardwell (1922 – 2016) “For such a big personality, her carbon footprint was small. Her radio played Lyric FM, quietly. And for years and years she drove an ancient Triumph Herald, the back seat of which was composed almost

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The Level Crossing cover - Dedalus Press, poetry from ireland and the world

The Level Crossing, issue 1

We’re finally there with issue 1 of  THE LEVEL CROSSING (see HERE). THE LEVEL CROSSING is the new occasional journal of poetry and poetry-related prose from Dedalus Press. This first issue includes new work by poets from Ireland, the UK,

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Theo Dorgan by Pat Boran. Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Theo Dorgan on The Poetry Programme

Theo Dorgan is the guest on this week’s Poetry Programme (Saturday 20 February at 7:30 pm, RTÉ Radio 1), reading from his most recent collection Nine Bright Shiners (Dedalus Press, 2014), his translations of Maram al-Masri’s Barefoot Souls, and previewing

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