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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 remember writing was in my early teens about the wildflowers that grew around my house […]
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 my family. On the crest is a mermaid combing her hair and, in the poem, […]
Paddy Bushe in email conversation with Pat Boran about his latest collection of poems, On a Turning Wing, winner of the 2017 Irish Times Poetry Now Award How important is place to your writing life, both in terms of subject matter and your actual modus operandi, the locations where poems come to you and/or get […]
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 they might at a live event. The result is an illuminating, thought-provoking and wholly engaging […]
Join the Dedalus Press Mailing List to avail of special offers and keep up with news of new publications. Our programme for 2017 features an exciting range of new books by both well-known and up-and-coming writers, as well as one of our most ambitious anthology projects to date in the shape of The Deep Heart’s […]
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 what was happening in front of me on the screen last night. I was sat […]
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 took place at The National Library of Ireland, in April 2016, during the course of which […]
Congratulations to Doireann Ní Ghríofa who, on 02 Sept, in its 40th anniversary 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 Nyla Matuk in Partisan Magazine’s Year in Books: “a moving study of the fragility of our […]
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 entirely of old literary magazines and dog-eared typescripts. And yet somehow, just like language itself, […]
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 UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Poland and Korea, among others, poets already associated with the press […]
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 Crossing. Click HERE to open or download the PDF.