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The Shipping Forecast

In this short essay, reproduced from The Deep Heart’s Core, poet JOHN O’DONNELL revisits his poem ‘The Shipping Forecast’, among those included in Sunlight: New

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  • The Deep Heart’s Core

    The Deep Heart’s Core

    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 …
  • Join the Dedalus Press Mailing List

    Join the Dedalus Press Mailing List

    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 …
  • Incorrigibly Spain

    Incorrigibly Spain

    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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Theo Dorgan on The Poetry Programme

    Theo Dorgan on The Poetry Programme

    Theo Dorgan is the guest on this week’s Poetry Programme (Saturday 20 February at 7:30 pm, RTÉ Radio 1), reading from his most recent collection …
  • AudioRoom: Francis Harvey ABC Radio Documentary

    AudioRoom: Francis Harvey ABC Radio Documentary

    The Australian Broadcasting Corporation on 03 Feb 2016 broadcast an edited version of Eamon Little’s very fine documentary on the life and work of the …
  • AudioRoom: Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads ‘Frozen Food’

    AudioRoom: Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads ‘Frozen Food’

    Doireann Ní Ghríofa reads ‘Frozen Food’ from Clasp, her debut English language collection of poems, published by Dedalus Press in 2015, in which the poet …