Inside Out front cover of poetry collection by Julie Ann Rowell
Inside Out by Julie-Ann Rowell
Inside Out front cover of poetry collection by Julie Ann Rowell Inside Out     The poems in this remarkable collection offer a fearless account of an individual grappling with the physical, emotional and social challenges of living with chronic illness. FND – Functional Neurological Disorder – is a disorder in the functioning of the nervous system, whose symptoms include a variety of physical, sensory and cognitive symptoms such as seizures, dizziness, chronic pain, speech impairment, paralysis. The poet documents her journey from diagnosis, through hospitalisation, discharge and eventual recovery. Inside Out is a moving and uplifting testament to the resilience of the human body and spirit. “This beautiful collection of poems tells us two stories: one about a body that ‘tumbles, drowns /… [is] in mortal trouble’ and another about an inner self which, albeit wounded, continues to feel ‘charmed’, finding both beauty and love in the world. I was moved on every page.”      Tom Sperlinger “Julie-ann Rowell tenders a document of self-examination and self-disclosure, astonishing for the record it keeps of struggle and recovery.”     Thomas Lynch ISBN: 9781913598433    Paperback  92 pages    
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Everthing Gathers Light front cover of poetry collection by Eithne Lannon
Everything Gathers Light by Eithne Lannon
  Everthing Gathers Light front cover of poetry collection by Eithne Lannon Everything Gathers Light - a delicate and profound collection of poetry, beautifully crafted, from a poet at the height of her powers. "Eithne Lannon’s second collection, Everything Gathers Light, is a primer of discovery and revelation. The poems meticulously dissect moments of everyday experience, freezing time as they unpeel every layer of perception and emotion, and patiently unveiling a natural world that is seamlessly integrated with our day-to-day lives. Anchored in the rivers and seascapes of North County Dublin, the precision of the language sets a spark of recognition that is universal, thereby reinforcing the sense that one of the primary ambitions of outstanding poetry must be to take the reader home."                                Maurice Davitt   ISBN 9781913598464   Paperback 68 pages    
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Short stories
Short Stories by Liz McSkeane – What to Put in a Suitcase
ISBN 978-1-913598-37-2                                                     These sixteen stories from an award-winning fiction writer and poet follow a cast of characters destined to navigate a world that is by turns perplexing, intriguing, threatening. What to Put in a Suitcase evokes a rich variety of people and situations: a suburban dinner party whose hosts harbour a troubling secret; a childhood prank in 1940s Dublin with tragic consequences that reverberate through the decades; the sinister challenge of walking along a deserted corridor; a family fleeing environmental disaster in Dublin of the near future; a passionate defence of personal space, even if only in the local café. Read one of the stories,  Lebensraum in Books Ireland Magazine now. “The world of  What to Put in a Suitcase is a very uncertain place, full of uncomfortable questions. We are frequently unsure where we are,  the terrain shifts, the ground beneath our feet feels increasingly unstable.  These are stories written in spare, pared-back language, with images that startle, packed with interior monologues that are rich with insight and observation and reflect the challenges of modern life: immigration, the pandemic, violence against women, society’s many inequalities.”                                                                                                                                                                                    Catherine Dunne
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Noble Rot by D.S. Maolalai
Noble Rot by D.S. Maolalai
    ISBN 9781913598273   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 “The poet [ ] stands impassively at the centre of his spinning world, quietly recording the whirlwind through time and place. These poems contemplate the fabric of life, placing situations and happenings into the pattern of that fabric. if you can still your mind to his pace of calm noticing, it will take you to a world of thrilling detail.” Melissa Todd, The Journal
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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: 9781913598334      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, The Irish Times
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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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poetry book cover Liz McSkeane
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 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. To buy a Kindle version of Alchemy, click here.  
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