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Fire And Snow And Carnevale by Macdara Woods

The late Macdara Woods recalls the genesis of his poem Fire And Snow And Carnevale, perhaps best known in its musical setting by Anúna, part ...
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My Daughter in Winter Costume by Mary O’Donoghue

US-based Irish poet Mary O'Donoghue on the background to her villanelle, My Daughter in Winter Costume, included in the 2017 Dedalus Press anthology The Deep ...
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Metathesis by Enda Coyle-Greene

Enda Coyle-Greene sketches the background to her poem 'Metathesis', included in the anthology The Deep Heart's Core: Irish Poets Revisit a Touchstone Poem (Dedalus Press, ...
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7 Questions on Poetry: Patrick Kehoe

Patrick Kehoe, poet and arts journalist, answers 7 Questions on Poetry. His most recent collections of poems are Places to Sleep (Salmon Poetry, 2018) and ...
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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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Monsoon Diary: The Cover Story

JOSEPH WOODS on the story behind the cover of his new book of poems, Monsoon Diary For me, there’s a certain serendipity to the book ...
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7 Questions On Poetry: Elaine Cosgrove

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 ...
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Two Exciting Debuts

AT DEDALUS PRESS, as well as publishing books by some of the best known names in Irish poetry, we've long dedicated ourselves to working with ...
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The Singing Without Ceasing

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 ...
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On a Turning Wing: Interview with Paddy Bushe

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Paula Meehan, reading and in conversation

To coincide with the launch of her new collection of poems, Geomantic, we link here to a recording of a wide-ranging conversation between the poet ...
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Doireann Ní Ghríofa Receives 2016 Rooney Prize

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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