Ten Poems from Ireland

Ten Poems from Ireland

Published on Monday 16 January 2017

This latest pamphlet is an exciting addition to our successful series of titles featuring poems from the various countries of our little archipelago. We commissioned one of the most important poets writing in Ireland today – Paula Meehan – to select ten poems that would encompass and encapsulate the country where she lives and writes. We’re absolutely thrilled with her selection.

All ten poems are by modern Irish poets, including two written in the Irish language which we publish alongside fine translations. We think we can guarantee that seasoned readers and newcomers to Irish poetry will find plenty to relish in this selection.

Paula Meehan’s own poem is a double-sided reflection on what it means to have two languages in which to communicate. Together with Thomas McCarthy’s moving elegy it brings the pamphlet to a wonderfully satisfying conclusion.

We really hope that you’ll enjoy savouring the variety of this compilation. To continue the Candlestick tradition of supporting a range of charities through pamphlet sales, a donation will be made to Samaritans, Paula Meehan’s chosen charity. The pamphlet is dedicated to the memory of John Montague.

  • Ten Poems from Ireland

    Ten Poems from Ireland

    Published on Monday 16 January 2017

    This latest pamphlet is an exciting addition to our successful series of titles featuring poems from the various countries of our little archipelago. We commissioned one of the most important poets writing in Ireland today – Paula Meehan – to select ten poems that would encompass and encapsulate the country where she lives and writes. […]

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