Poetry from Eithne Lannon, author of Earth Music pub Turas Press 2019
Eithne Lannon’s first collection “Earth Music” was published in April, 2019.

Eithne Lannon’s poetry has been widely published in Ireland, the UK, USA and Canada.

Published poetry

Eithne’s poetry can be found in many contemporary literary journals and magazines, including:   The Ogham Stone, Boyne Berries, Skylight 47, FLARE, Stanzas, The Curlew and A New Ulster. She has also had work published in the anthologies Mind and Agamemnon Dead and the anthology The Lea-Green Down: A Response to Patrick Kavanagh, Ed Eileen Casey (Fiery Arrow Press 2018), which can be ordered from:   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lea-Green-Down-Edited-Eileen-Casey/dp/1999636805

Awards for Poetry

Eithne has won several awards and residencies, and been commended in many competitions. Here are some of her achievements:

– 2018 winner of the Ballyroan Library Competition

-Second prize in Against the Grain competition

-Highly Commended in The Blue Nib Chapbook competition

-Longlisted for Dermot Healy Competition, 2017

-Shortlisted for Galway Hospital Arts Competition in 2018 and in 2016.

-Commended for Jonathan Swift Award.

Residencies and Poetry Festivals

In summer 2016, Eithne was Artist in Residence in Loughshinny Boathouse. As well as hosting local readings in North County Dublin and performing her own work at the Skerries Soundwaves Festival and Skerries Donkey Shots Festival, Eithne is an active participant on the Dublin Open Mic scene. She is a frequent participant in the monthly Dublin Sunflower Sessions. Information about the Sessions, which are held on the last Wednesday of every month, can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/TheSunflowerSessions/. She has also been a featured reader at the Listeners monthly literary event in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

“Earth Music,” published by Turas Press in April 2019, is Eithne’s first collection. https://turaspress.ie/shop/earth-music-by-eithne-lannon/ 

Reviews of Eithne’s poetry

Jessica Traynor, writing in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 129, described “Earth Music” as:

“…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.”

The journal containing this review, and many other fine poems by other poets, both Irish and international, is available from Poetry Ireland and can be ordered here: https://bit.ly/35vLgPW.

The December 2019 issue of The Blue Nib journal (forthcoming) will include a review of “Earth Music” from David Butler.