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Poetry from Ireland & The UK

Editor Tracy Gaughan selects poetry by established and emerging poets from 
Ireland and The UK

4 Poems by Brian Johnstone

Johnstone uses the architecture of history and nostalgia to interrogate the trust we place in our eyes and ears. Vowel by consonant his poetry reveals a passion for language that captures light and reflects life.

Poetry by Mark Roper

Mark Roper's latest poetry collection Bindweed, Dedalus Press (2017), was shortlisted for The Irish Times Poetry Now Award. A Gather of Shadow (2012) was also shortlisted for that Award and won the Michael Hartnett Award in 2014.

Eleanor Hooker – Four Poems

Eleanor Hooker's poetry captures the rhythms of the natural world, offering perspectives that are precisely observed, intense and intimate.

Poetry from Luke Kennard

Award-winning poet, Luke Kennard shares seven poems from his upcoming collection 'Notes on The Sonnets', written in response to Shakespeare's sonnets and to be published in April 2021 by Penned in the Margins.

Poetry by George Szirtes

George Szirtes' collection The Slant Door (1979) won the Faber Prize. Reel (2004) won the T S Eliot Prize, for which he has been twice shortlisted since.

William Coniston – Three poems

Coniston’s explanatory verse enriches the dialogue between the poetic and the scientific.

Raine Geoghegan – Two poems

Geoghegan liberates sound in poems that celebrate the rich tapestry of gypsy folklore and culture.

Pratibha Castle – Three Poems

We tune into memory throughout our lives. Castle’s poems act as a counterweight to their emotional power.

Rebecca Gethin – Five Poems

With a touch of the supernatural and sublime, Gethin writes of duplexities - of the sea and of the self.

Marion Oxley – Four Poems

Lives lost, nature, the nurturing closeness of a parent - Marion’s poems often begin with memory, then multiply.

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