Irish poetry Jo Burns Turas Press
“White Horses” by Jo Burns
In this remarkable début collection, the poet explores the legacy of growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, and the impact of experiencing other countries and culture on her world view. These beautifully-crafted poems, which include a series giving voice to the lovers of Pablo Picasso, probe a diverse range of social and personal topics:  gender equality, motherhood, faith and social justice. Includes "The Cosmic Horseshoe," winning poem in the Magma Poetry Competition (Judges' Prize) 2018; and "Hard Borders," which won the New Irish Writing in Germany/Wild Word Award, 2018.

ISBN: 978-0-9957916-5-7

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Innovative Irish poetry Ross Hattaway, poetry,TurasPress
“How to Sleep with Strangers,” Ross Hattaway, Dublin:Turas Press 2017.
ISBN 978-0-9957916-1-9 These are innovative, contemporary poems that both entertain, and challenge readers to examine assumptions and stereotypes. Hattaway's laconic and playful tone often lulls the reader into a false sense of security, until he expertly delivers the incisive line or phrase that stops us in our tracks. Funny, often poignant, always compelling, How to Sleep with Strangers is a triumph of wit and wisdom. Cover Image by Paul Hattaway Click here to buy ebook of How to Sleep with Strangers    
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Snow at the Opera House, Liz McSkeane
“Snow at the Opera House,” Liz McSkeane, Dublin: New Island, 2002
ISBN 1-902602-93-5 Irish poetry with an international flavour.  
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contemporary Irish poetry by Liz McSkeane
“So Long, Calypso,” by Liz McSkeane, Dublin: Turas Press, 2017
The conversational tone of many of the poems in this collection belies the subtle craft that underlies and unifies disparate themes.  Calypso  is peopled by a cast of characters recognisable from ancient history and myth, from recent history and from contemporary culture.  The musings of these various personae are by turns reflective and urgent, their concerns social and political, as well as personal. ISBN 978-0-9957916-0-2 Click here to buy ebook of So Long, Calypso  
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