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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, 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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Eva Bourke by Miriam Bourke. Dedalus Press, poetry from Ireland and the world

Piano: 3 Poems by Eva Bourke

The following three poems are taken from piano, Eva Bourke’s 2011 collection of poems. “In these new poems Eva Bourke leans into what she calls the “heart of things,” discovering for herself, and us, time and again that there truly

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