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Earth Music by Eithne Lannon


This compelling début collection is imbued with a profound sense of place, rooted in memory and history. The poet mines her own lived experience with a delicacy of language that is also muscular and engaging. Earth Music was short-listed for the 2020 Shine/Strong Poetry Award as part of dlr Mountains to Sea Book Festival.

“One of the strengths of Eithne Lannon’s impressive début collection, Earth Music, is the obvious relish with which she explores both the sensory imagination and the linguistic means to render the sensuous palpable.”  David Butler, The Blue Nib, 2019

Cover image by Katie Boran

ISBN 978-0-9957916-71

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“These poems are studied presences, careful of concept, sound, syntax and grammar, able to transpose an extraordinary sensibility into a careful system of lines. Lovely surprises gleam in the tracks and pleats that take you into brisures of received reality.”  Máighréad Medhb.


“…a collection which revels in language and its ability to render the everyday beautiful…Lannon is a poet of great linguistic facility, whose work is suffused with the numinous.” Jessica Traynor, Poetry Ireland Review 129.

Additional information

Weight 110 g
Dimensions 21.5 × 14.8 × .5 cm


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