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  • Paula Meehan, reading and in conversation

    Paula Meehan, reading and in conversation

    To coincide with the launch of her new collection of poems, Geomantic, on November 14, we link here to a recording of a wide-ranging conversation between the poet and UCD Adjunct Professor Jody Allen Randolph, in an event that…
  • Doireann Ní Ghríofa Receives 2016 Rooney Prize

    Doireann Ní Ghríofa Receives 2016 Rooney Prize

    Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa who, on 02 Sept, in its 40th anniverary year, received the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for her poetry.   Dedalus Press is proud to have published Doireann’s English-language debut, Clasp, described as follows by…
  • Obituary for Leland Bardwell

    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…
  • The Level Crossing, issue 1

    The Level Crossing, issue 1

    We’re finally there with issue 1 of  THE LEVEL CROSSING (see HERE). THE LEVEL CROSSING is the new occasional journal of poetry and poetry-related prose from Dedalus Press. This first issue includes new work by poets from Ireland, the…
  • Waveforms: essay and sample haiku by Pat Boran

    Waveforms: essay and sample haiku by Pat Boran

    In the Afterword to Waveforms, his recent collection of haiku and photographs, Pat Boran considers the attractions of keeping it small. Low-res PDF of essay and sample poems from the book, as featured in issue 1 of The Level…
  • Poetry Submissions Welcome

    Poetry Submissions Welcome

    Dedalus Press is currently accepting online poetry submissions. Irish poets, as well as those born elsewhere but currently resident in Ireland, may submit a book-length work (or a significant part of same) between now and 31 July 2016, via…
  • On a Turning Wing: Interview with Paddy Bushe

    On a Turning Wing: Interview with Paddy Bushe

    Paddy Bushe talks to Pat Boran about his latest collection of poems, On a Turning Wing How important is place to your writing life, both in terms of subject matter and your actual modus operandi, the locations where poems…
  • Music From The Big Tent

    Two New Titles for May 2016 Launch

    Launches of the new collection of poems by Macdara Woods, Music From The Big Tent, together with the latest from Paddy Bushe, On a Turning Wing, are among the many events that make up the annual Strokestown Poetry Festival…
  • AudioRoom: Jessica Trayor reads 'Liffey Swim'

    AudioRoom: Jessica Trayor reads ‘Liffey Swim’

    Jessica Traynor reads the title poem from her 2014 Dedalus Press debut collection, Liffey Swim, in the UCD Library Special Collections Reading Room. The poem also features in the 2014 Dedalus anthology, If Ever You Go: A Map of Dublin…
  • AudioRoom: Thomas Kinsella on 'Marcus Aurelius'

    AudioRoom: Thomas Kinsella on ‘Marcus Aurelius’

    Thomas Kinsella reads and introduces the poem ‘Marcus Aurelius’ from Marginal Economy (Peppercanister No. 24) recorded in Belmullet, Co. Mayo, June 2006, following the presentation to him of the Ted McNulty Award (from the Dedalus Press archive)


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