Hello, I Am Alive: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2018
This anthology from Poetry Ireland features the very best of Ireland's emerging poets for 2018, as chosen by Sinéad Morrissey, a winner of the TS Eliot and Forward Prizes.
Along with a pair of superb poems, each poet provides an insightful piece on a favourite poet or poetry collection. Featuring Kate Caoimhe Arthur, Caroline Bracken, Toby Buckley, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal, Dane Holt, Shannon Kelly, Elizabeth Murtough, Anna Stockdale, Tom Tracey, Roderic Vincent, Dawn Watson, and Milena Williamson, along with superb photographs from Michael Croghan and Izabela Szczutkowska.
A Bowl of Mysteries: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2017
Poetry Ireland Introductions is a collection of poetry from the very best of Ireland's emerging poets for 2017, as chosen by Poetry Ireland. Each poet provides two poems and an intriguing piece on what provoked them to writing poetry in the first place. Featuring Niall Bourke, Conor Cleary, Susannah Dickey, Darren Donohue, Jackie Gorman, Majella Kelly, Ciara Ní É, Paul Ó Colmáin, James O’Leary, Matthew Rice, Breda Spaight, Christian Wethered, and Grace Wilentz, with a foreword by Colette Bryce. Available as an ebook.
Poems inspired by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Commissioned by Paul Muldoon with poems by Frank Ormsby, Emma Must, Paul Muldoon, Medbh McGuckian, Nick Laird, Seamus Heaney, Stephen Connolly, Ciaran Carson and Jean Bleakney.
As part of the Seamus Heaney HomePlace Opening Year Programme, 12 Months 12 Books, artists in all art forms responded month by month to each of Seamus Heaney's twelve poetry collections starting with Death of a Naturalist in October 2016. To celebrate the completion of the cycle in September 2017, Seamus Heaney's close friend, Paul Muldoon, was invited to curate a weekend response to the final collection, Human Chain. Rear-View Mirror is part of that response.
"The idea of a human chain as 'a line of people formed for passing things quickly from one site to another', often as part of a rescue mission of the kind undertaken every day by the Ambulance Service, lies behind not only Seamus Heaney's Human Chain but each and every poem collected here." Paul Muldoon
Published by Poetry Ireland in partnership wtih Seamus Heaney HomePlace and DoranBrowne Arts Programming & Consultancy.
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Poetry Ireland Introductions: Selected Poems 2016
Poetry Ireland Introductions is a collection of poetry from the very best of Ireland's emerging poets for 2016, as chosen by Poetry Ireland, the national poetry organisation. Along with their vibrant and various new work, each poet provides answers to a set of quirky questions about their aspirations and inspirations as poets, including their current favourite word, their worst poetry habit, and whether they’ve ever used poetry as a seduction technique.
Poets included in Selected Poems 2016 are: Lisa Allen, Amanda Bell, Alvy Carragher, Evan Costigan, A.M. Cousins, Ellen Cranitch, Maurice Devitt, Roisin Kelly, Sophie Meehan, Manuela Moser, Padraig Regan and Ben Simmons.
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Stoney Road Press • An Post • Poetry Ireland
To celebrate the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Stoney Road Press, in association with An Post and Poetry Ireland, are pleased to announce the publication of '16', a limited-edition, fine-press collection of poetry and art.
Poetry, more than any other art form, is intimately connected to the events of Easter 1916. Three of the executed signatories of the Proclamation - Pádraig Pearse, Thomas McDonagh and Joseph Mary Plunkett - were recognised poets of their day, who had used their poems to espouse the cause of revolutionary nationalism. The author Peter Costello, in his 'The Heart Grown Brutal', says of them: “They gave themselves to the great theme of their poetry, the cause of Ireland, and made the Rising not merely a political event but also a poetic creation.” In contrast to this assessment of their literary importance, Pearse, in a moment of humorous self-effacement, is reported to have said that, should the Rising fail, “If we do nothing else, we shall rid Ireland of three bad poets.”
For '16', Poetry Ireland has invited four contemporary poets to present their own responses to the Rising and its aftermath. These works are by: Harry Clifton, Vona Groarke, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon. In addition, Stoney Road Press has commissioned four limited edition prints by the following Irish artists: Michael Canning, Alice Maher, Brian O'Doherty, Kathy Prendergast.
Rising to the Rising
Published by The Gallery Press, 2016
‘One of the artistic centrepieces of this year’s commemorations was the performance of this rap-like text by Paul Muldoon [‘One Hundred Years a Nation’], with music by Shaun Davey played by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and sung by 1,100 voices. It was moving and celebratory but also scathing and provocative, giving space to “gombeen financiers”, “parish parasites”, ghost estates, mass emigration, “bloody assassinations” and the “bomb’s abominations”. It is hard to think of another nation that would acknowledge its failings so furiously even as it celebrates its foundations.’
— Fintan O’Toole, The Irish Times
Rising to the Rising collects Paul Muldoon’s various responses in English and Irish to commissions from the Irish Writers’ Centre, New York University, Poetry Ireland, RTÉ and others to compose verses to mark seminal moments in a country’s history. They evoke tragic aspects and the aftermath of the Easter Rising of 1916 and the Battle of the Somme just a few months later.
The work of a limitlessly gifted writer, it includes what might be the most enduring achievements of a nation’s celebrations and commemorations.
If Ever You Go
A Map of Dublin in Poetry & Song
Edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth
Published by The Dedalus Press, 2014
A unique invitation to explore, street by street, one of the world’s most famous literary capitals through the poems and songs it has inspired down the ages, from both residents and visitors alike.
Price €9.99 (+ P&P)
Solar Winds and Ions
Published by Lapwing Publications.
Available to download for Free in partnership with Poetry Ireland.