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Leeanne Quinn’s Some Lives

Circling the Subject: Leeanne Quinn’s second collection of poems, Some Lives, introduced by Aoife Lynch   Leeanne Quinn’s second collection, is a rich and generous exploration of how poetry is made and how it makes meaning. Simultaneously intimate and outward-looking,

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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 more difficult parts worthwhile. In the late morning I received a call from what looked like

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The Word Ark Postcards

FOLLOWING is our series of 5 postcards, issued in June 2020 to mark the publication of The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems, and included free with the first 100 copies of the book purchased directly from this

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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 and April 2020. Thanks to all the poets, and the many hundreds of others who

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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

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 shot of Dublin on Google, laid out like an intricate carpet, glowing under the rise

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James J McAuley

James J McAuley, an Interview

WE WERE DELIGHTED to be directed to an interview with the distinguished Irish poet and poetry teacher James J McAuley, conducted by Phyllis Silver in 1983 for a programme once again available on Spokane Public Radio.   Jim, to his

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Writing Home poets group photograph - Dedalus Press 2020 Vision

Writing Home: The ‘New Irish’ Poets

NOW AVAILABLE 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

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Favourite book, A book of Luminous Things, cover image

Luminous Things – A Favourite Book

Poet Enda Wyley writes about her favourite book of poems A Book of Luminous Things, Czeslaw Milosz’s anthology of international poetry, is one of my favourite books of poems. Inspiring in content, it succeeds as a collection of short poems

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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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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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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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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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