Liffey Swim is the debut collection of poems from Dubliner Jessica Traynor, in which family portraits and local history combine with mythological musings to create a strikingly assured and engaging suite of poems. Delivered in a language that is at once fresh and confident, these poems have already earned her a number of awards and honours and marked her out as a distinctive new talent in Irish writing.
“Her finely lyrical work is informed by wide travel, a meditative intelligence and an acute sense of history, in which Dublin and its three rivers become a living metaphor for the truths and felicities of one woman’s life.” — Harry Clifton
‘Fresh, erudite and engaging.’ – Cordite
Hear Jessica Traynor interviewed by Sean Rocks and reading from Liffey Swim, on Arena (RTÉ Radio 1) here.
A small selection of poems translated into Italian by Chiara De Luca here.
ISBN 978 1 906614 97 3 Paperback
140 x 216 mm, 76 pp