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Queer Love
Edited by Paul McVeigh

Southword Editions, 150 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-84-9
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Queer Love seeks to go some way to redress the lack of acknowledgement of the LGBTQI+ community in Irish literary anthologies, with a mixture of established writers of international standing, writers who have been making a splash in recent years and new emerging writers. The anthology has a mixture of previously published stories, newly commissioned work and those entered through our call out. Featuring stories by John Boyne, Emma Donoghue, Mary Dorcey, Neil Hegarty, James Hudson, Emer Lyons, Jamie O’Connell, Colm Tóibín, Declan Toohey, and Shannon Yee.

 

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Poems from Pandemia
Edited by Patrick Cotter

Southword Editions, 145 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-82-5
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Pandemia being a land or
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In April 2020 the publishers put out a call to poets to submit works of hope or its lack, which were about Covid-19 or an historical / fantasy plague; poems which were autobiographical / confessional or surreal / allegorical. The result is a collection of brilliant work by both established and emerging poets from across the English-speaking world, from Australia to India, Europe to North America. With its accounts of life changed utterly, lives abruptly finished; testimonies of the poignancy, the loneliness and sometimes madness of lockdown, this book is an essential statement of record on the dark times we are living through.

Anthology contributors: Rachael Allen, Tom Bailey, Sandra Beasley, Paula Bohince, Paddy Bushe, Moya Cannon, Jane Clark, Patrick Cotter, Adam Crothers, Paula Cunningham, Tony Curtis, Patrick Deeley, Olga Dugan, Maia Elsner, Martín Espada, Sophie Ewh, John Fitzgerald, Tom French, Rigoberto González, Amlanjyoti Goswami, James Harpur, Will Harris, David Harsent, Rachael Hegarty, WJ Herbert, Patrick Holloway, Cory Ingram, Shirin Jindani, Breda Joyce, Julie Kane, Sadbh Kellet, Anthony Lawrence, Aifric Mac Aodha, Derek Mahon, Paul Mariani, John McAuliffe, Thomas McCarthy, Afric McGlinchey, Jon McLeod, John Mee, Sighle Meehan, Tyler Mills, Audrey Molloy, Kim Moore, Jed Myers, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Mary Noonan, Lani O’Hanlon, Keith Payne, Cheryll Pearson, Maya C. Popa, Laura Potts, Greg Rappleye, Nell Regan, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Alan Shapiro, Peter Sirr, Gerard Smyth, Breda Spaight, Rebecca Tamás, Alyssandra Tobin, Brian Turner, Martín Veiga, Anthony Walton, David Wheatley, Enda Wyley.

 

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Published from 2007 - 2010, the Best of Irish Poetry anthology series presented the best Irish poems, in both English and Irish, published in the previous year. Selected from a pool of several hundred published candidates, these represent the top fifty poems of the year. Best of Irish Poetry / Scoth na hÉigse is indispensable for every poetry enthusiast.

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Best of Irish Poetry 2007

Southword Editions, 2006
Editors: Colm Breathnach and Maurice Riordan

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Includes works by Eavan Boland, Colette Bryce, Moya Cannon, Harry Clifton, Michael Davitt, Gerald Dawe, John F. Deane, Greg Delanty, Paul Durcan, Leontia Flynn, Eamon Grennan, Vona Groarke, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Rita Ann Higgins, Biddy Jenkinson, Thomas Kinsella, Nick Laird, Michael Longley, John McAuliffe, Tom McCarthy, Derek Mahon, Dorothy Molloy, Patrick Moran, Paul Muldoon, Gerry Murphy, Dairena Ní Chinnéide, Nuala Ní Dhomnaill, Gréagóir Ó Dúill, Catríona O'Reilly, Gabriel Rosenstock, Matthew Sweeney, Richard Tillinghast, David Wheatley and many others.

 

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Best of Irish Poetry 2008

Southword Editions, 2007
Editors: Thomas McCarthy and Bríd Ní Mhóráin

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Includes works by Ciaran Carson, Pádraig J Daly, Gerald Dawe, Louis de Paor, Greg Delanty, Theo Dorgan, Vona Groarke, Kerry Hardie, Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Seán Lysaght, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, John Montague, Gerry Murphy, Ceaití Ní Bheildiún, Áine Ní Ghlinn,Mary O'Donnell, Bernard O'Donoghue, Dennis O'Driscoll, Liam Ó Muirthile, Leanne O'Sullivan, Billy Ramsell, Cherry Smyth, Gerard Smyth, William Wall, David Wheatley, Enda Wyley and many others.

 

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best of 2009

 

Best of Irish Poetry 2009

Southword Editions, 2008
Editors: Paul Perry and Nuala Ní Chonchúir

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Includes works by Ciaran Carson, Harry Clifton, Vona Groarke, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Thomas McCarthy, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Sinead Morrissey, Paul Muldoon, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Bernard O'Donoghue, Dennis O'Driscoll, Liam Ó Muirthile, Leanne O'Sullivan and others.

 

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Best of Irish Poetry 2010

 

Best of Irish Poetry 2010

Southword Editions, 2009
Editor: Matthew Sweeney

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Includes works by Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, Paul Muldoon, Michael McKimm, Leanne O'Sullivan, Leontia Flynn, Eva Bourke, Kerry Hardie and many others.

 

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New Eyes on the Great Book

New Eyes on the Great Book

Southword Editions
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New Eyes on the Great Book by Divers Hands includes exciting new work by twenty-six Cork poets commissioned to respond to the Great Book of Ireland. All twenty-six poets are themselves not included in the Great Book, either due to age, publishing history or anomaly. Among the contributors are Leanne O’Sullivan,  Matthew Sweeney,  James Harpur, Doireann Ní Ghríofa,  Graham Allen, Mary Nooan and many others. The poets were selected by Graham Allen and Patrick Cotter. Graham Allen has also contributed a lively and informative introduction. The book is published by Southword Editions and is a joint initiative of the School of English University College Cork and The Munster Literature Centre. The project was wholly funded under the DUETS scheme. DUETS is funded by University College Cork’s Strategic Research Fund.

 

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