Featuring poets whose origins are in places as diverse as India and Italy, Poland and Pakistan, Canada and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as the US, the UK and many more besides, this essential new anthology explores both the meaning and the mystery of ‘home’ and, in doing so, seeks to expand the definition of ‘writing from Ireland’.
In poems that both look back to their respective places of origin and, at the same time, that explore and interrogate aspects of their present home, the 51 writers gathered here remind us of the unique place of our small island in international writing – at a time when a great many borders, physical and psychological, are threatened with closure across the world.
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, 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.
Special thanks to Anna Hryniewicz (Anna Hryniewicz.com) for permission to feature her painting ‘Parallel world 29052017’ as the cover image.