Following an open call which drew hundreds of submissions, this major new anthology of ‘writing from Ireland’ reflects the changing nature of Irish society, with contributors hailing from all over the world. Selected by Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi and Pat Boran, with an introduction by Pat Boran, the book was launched on 15 October 2019 at Poetry Ireland.
Poets from the ‘new Irish communities’, the ‘hyphenated Irish’, the Irish of mixed cultural, linguistic or ethnic origins, are all represented … The book pays special attention to poems that record the changing nature of Irish society and explore some of the differences between, as well as the similarities among, those who now call Ireland home.
Identity, belonging, ownership, loss, culture and, of course, the complex subject of ‘home’ itself … These are just some of the broad subjects our contributors consider in an anthology that seeks to reassert the importance of poetry in the ongoing discussion about who we are and what we are capable of becoming.
We would like to thank all those who contribute to this important and timely new book, and also the many who submitted work but were not included, on this occasion.
THE FULL LIST OF POETS INCLUDED IN WRITING HOME IS AS FOLLOWS:
Sana Al Buraiky, Ali Bracken Ziad, Lynn Caldwell, Polina Cosgrave, Jonathan C. Creasy, Curt Curtin, Chiamaka Enyi-Amadi, Agnieszka Filipek, Viviana Fiorentino, Eilish Fisher, Ewa Fornal, Nicola Geddes, Charleen Hurtubise, Chris Jones, Kayssie Kandiwa, Nithy Kasa, Benjamin Keatinge, Shannon Kuta Kelly, Sven Kretzschmar, Suzzanna Matthews, Jaki McCarrick, Raquel McKee , Victoria Melkovska, Rafael Mendes, Juliana Menezes, Shaiyon Merkel, Nita Mishra, Yameema Mitha, Bruno Morando, Elizabeth Murtough, Emma Must, Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, Giuliano Nistri, Lianne O’Hara, Art Ó Súilleabháin, Viorel Ploesteanu, Theia Presadă, Michael Ray, Natasha Remoundou, Milena Rytelewska, Simone Sav, Eduard Schmidt-Zorner, Evgeny Shtorn, Dorina Sisu, Csilia Toldy, Eriko Tsugawa-Madden, Bogusia Wardein, Christian Wethered, Landa Wo and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe.
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