‘bind’ is a book-length poem in several chapters, of which Eavan Boland said “These elegant, impressionistic poems work with a fractured landscape, one that will haunt and engage the reader. The wing of a bird, a black crystal, a willow tree – in the brief, taut language of the poems these references begin as words and end as codes.
They gesture towards mysteries and secrets, and the feelings that are an archive for
both. Chris Murray writes with grace and lyric thrift and her poems will remain in the
reader’s memory long after they have caught the reader’s attention.”

Noble Rot by D.S. Maolalai
Noble Rot by D.S. Maolalai
    ISBN 978-1-913598-27-3   100 pages May, 2022.  "There’s a gorgeous vulnerability to D.S. Maolalai’s Noble Rot. These poems, rich in variety and location, capture an accumulation of small moments and gestures that reflect back to us the inevitable progression of time - I guess this is my first shot at becoming old, really. Whether set in Canada, Kilbarrack, Istanbul, the poet, with seemingly singular intention, returns again and again to small, local, incidental details that one suspects his younger self might have missed, which  alchemise the fleeting experience into something precious and lasting. The down-to-earth tone and language used throughout gifts the reader an intimacy.  A full-bodied read, Noble Rot will have you calling for another, and another round."  Anne Tannam "...a joy to read and flowering with hues of good edits, delicate Irish turn of phrase and lovingly hand stitched through a talanted poetic edge. " Michelle Moloney King, Beir Bua Press
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Secret Poets cover Darren Donohue
Secret Poets by Darren Donohue
Secret Poets cover Darren DonohueISBN: 978-1-913598-30-3           74 pages          April 2022 "Wry, witty and surreal, the poems in Darren Donohue's first collection demonstrate a confidence rare in début poets. Cosmopolitan in his sensibilities and attuned to the complexities of Irish and international history, Donohue is an heir to greats such as Matthew Sweeney; poets who challenge us to look outside our narrow selves, and glimpse the world through fresh eyes." Jessica Traynor
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Tiger Moth by Roisin Tierney front cover
Tiger Moth by Róisín Tierney
ISBN: 978-1-913598-33-4      85 pages April, 2022 "These unsettling, dark lyrics have a wonderful verbal energy; a mythic imagination. Snowberries have a ‘pale gleam’, a ‘halo’, a texturTiger Moth by Roisin Tierney front covere like ‘a mortician gently filling a bruise.’ Insects and birds come as harbingers, as though from another world, and are both read as symbols and also dexterous in their evasion of the speaker’s quest for applied meaning. Through a careful balancing, Tierney manages to chart the mind’s search for significance with poems seeking similarities between the natural world and the traumas of human life." Seán Hewitt
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Cover of poetry collection Brink by Jo Burns
Brink by Jo Burns
Brink is a work that bears witness to a world hovering on the edge of crisis, yet sees hope in the compassion and empathy in personal relationships that forge the unbreakable bonds that bind us. From her vantage point of the post-truth, pandemic-afflicted present, Jo Burns turns her fierce analytical powers to the impact of propaganda and conspiracy theories on public and private discourse. Her unwavering eye roves over the bloody history of the 20th century, seeing our only hope in the personal connections which give promise for the future. These arresting poems are imbued with the multi-layered, highly textured craft of a poet at the height of her powers, committed to engaging with the most urgent questions of our time.
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Learning to Tango by Liz McSkeane
ISBN 978-1-913598-18-1   60 pages     May 2021   This collection is an exhuberant, playful, sometimes intense reflection on navigating the challenges of movement, the dynamics of the dance floor and the world beyond it. The poet makes many discoveries along the way – about the dance, about the quest for the ideal and the necessary acceptance of imperfection.  Throughout the collection, the mischievous use of traditional and non-traditional poetic forms conveys the variety and skill of tango itself. And at the heart of the endeavour is a passion to imbue every step, however basic, with balance and grace, for “in tango the walk is simple/and therefore takes a lifetime to learn.” 
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Cover of Plain, poetry by Ross Hattaway
Plain by Ross Hattaway
ISBN 978-1-913598-20-4   72 pages     October 2021 Cover of Plain, poetry by Ross Hattaway                                     Hattaway’s signature pared-back style reveals the starkness at the heart of life experiences – family connections, expectations, disappointments, grief. The detached voice, now teasing the reader with deadpan wit,  now teetering cheerfully on the abyss,  unflinchingly gazes upon ‘ sadness/at the heart of things’ yet emerges resilient, resisting, surviving.
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In the Dark novel by Anamaria Crowe Serrano
In The Dark by Anamaría Crowe Serrano
ISBN: 978-1-913598-16-7     310 pages     June 2021 Longlisted for the Republic of Conciousness Prize, 2022!  Shortlist to be announced on March 26th, 2022. Terual, north-east SIn the Dark novel by Anamaria Crowe Serranopain, winter, 1937. The civil war is raging, pitting neighbour against neighbour, tearing families apart. Franco's  Nationalist rebels have surrounded the devastated, Republican-held city.  This is the story of a house, of the people who take refuge there - and a dangerous secret within. María and her sister Julita mourn their lost loved ones and try to bury their differences. But only one person knows the secret of the house, hidden deep in the dark– a deserter from the conflict, a soldier who has dared to leave the fighting to come home – and the woman who dares to protect him.  To buy an ebook of In The Dark - ePub format - follow this link. To buy a Kindle version of In The Dark - click here.   To readers paying by bank transfer - you will receive an automated confirmation of your order that includes this message: "Thanks for your order. It’s on-hold until we confirm that payment has been received." Your payment has not been rejected - the transfer of funds can take a few days. If there are any glitches, we'll be in touch. Thank you for supporting independent publishing. 
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Quarantena by Nina Karacosta
ISBN 978-1-913598-14-3 Quarantena is an intriguing meditation on the 50 days of the Paris lockdown, from March - May 2020. The collection is composed of 50 poems, one for every day, and reflect the practical, emotional and psychological journey of the writer through that strange time, as well as the wider social roots and impact of the experience. It is a profound reflection on a time which is perhaps one of the strangest we have lived through.

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Alchemy by Fiona Perry, Silver Medal Poetry Book Awards 2021
Alchemy by Fiona Perry
Début collection of poetry from Northern Ireland poet Fiona Perry. ISBN 978-1-913598-12-9 “Alchemy” is an intriguing and compelling début collection of contemporary poetry from a poet who is already strikingly in command of her craft. Mingling daily life with the numinous, these poems reflect on love and loss, on the milestones of lived experience. These poems travel through time and space: from the magic  of ancient birds in a New Zealand landscape, to the intensive care ward where a loved one lies dying; from the daily round of household tasks, to the dreamworlds where memory, imagination and reality merge.  
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Gold Friend by Chris Murray
Gold Friend by Chris Murray
This is the second Turas Press collection from Chris Murray, eminent Irish poet and literary activist. This delicate and intriguing book is a profound meditation on the natural world, and the dynamic between human beings and this planet we share. Gold Friend by Chris Murray At a time when we are grappling with multiple, related challenges - living with climate change and pandemic - these poems remind us to celebrate, and care for, the natural world . "Murray's poetics call for a bond between the eye and the imagination...the acute perceptiveness of Murray's poetry, her empathetic and sensitive vision, is extended first to nature and then, very movingly, into a series of elegies."  Sean Hewitt, The Irish Times ISBN 978-1-913598-10-5
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Exposure front cover poem by Julie-ann Rowell
Exposure by Julie-ann Rowell
This is a finely-wrought, dramatic collection of poems woven from the landscape and folklore of the Orkney Islands, where Julie-ann Rowell used to live and still frequently visits. Exposure is the poet's homage to the landscape, culture and history of the archipelago.  Her personal response to this mysterious world imperceptibly draws the reader into reflections on contemporary social matters.  Includes 'Fata Morgana', Highly Commended in the Best Single Poem category, Forward Prize Awards 2020. Cover image by Lesley Murdoch ISBN 978-0-9957916-9-5 Click here to buy an ebook of Exposure  
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Northly poetry collection David Toms published by Turas Press
Northly by David Toms
ISBN 978-0-9957916-8-8 Northly is a haunting evocation of the culture and spirit of northern lands, especially Ireland and of Norway, his adopted home. The language is stark, precise and unexpectedly poignant, as the poet traces the ancient and contemporary pathways of the wanderer. Out of many strands of history, family and the contemporary world, the poet creates a beautiful tapestry of images and impressions that is both mysterious and compelling. Click here to buy ebook of Northly  
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