Eamon at 80 coverEamon at 80

Celebrating Eamon Grennan

Fellow poets and friends from Ireland and the United States contribute previously unpublished work to celebrate Eamon Grennan’s achievements in the year he turned eighty and to give thanks for his transatlantic presences.
The cover features a collage by Eamon’s daughter, Kira, and the tribute includes a frontispiece by his neighbour Mary Donnelly. Edited by Peter Fallon, contributors include Billy Collins, Vona Groarke, Paul Muldoon and Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.
Eamon at 80 was presented to Eamon Grennan by Peter Fallon at a surprise reception held at Clifden Arts Festival on 21 September 2022 among a gathering of family and friends.
Limited edition of 225, a small number of which are for sale and copies of which will be presented to Friends of The Gallery Press as a gesture of our appreciation to them.

48pp
978 1 91133 844 4 Hardback only –  €15.00 
21 September 2022


The Last Cold Day - Sara Berkeley.pdf
The Last Cold Day

Sara Berkeley

We have torn ourselves out of our lives,
given up our ghosts and come
three thousand miles . . .

Poems in Sara Berkeley’s fourth Gallery book are alert to climate threat, conjuring memories of fires sending up ‘their smoky prayers’ and ‘the ice [that] sings its long last song, / a requiem.’
  The Last Cold Day charts a move across America, from California to New York’s Hudson Valley, from one climate to four seasons. It records the author’s life in the frontlines of the epidemic, the lessons of the dying and the life that goes on.
In poems praised by Dermot Bolger for their ‘poise and sharply minted clarity’ Sara Berkeley records a return visit to her native Ireland as well as a new love and marriage.

but one day
the new roads look familiar,
you turn into your driveway
and you’re home.

72pp
Publication date: 3 October 2022

Available to pre-order

 


Company - Tom French
Company

Tom French

Tom French’s seventh collection of poems displays an uncommon range of subject matter — from responses to the work of an American Midwestern primitive painter to a chilling account (in ‘Commission’) of the treatment of young, unmarried mothers in Ireland.
Unusually adept at both long and short poems, as well as sequences, the poet is again haunted by the legacy of world wars and the smaller wars in between.
‘To Distance’ is an extended chronicle of the lockdown while the book’s mood is tempered by the absurd comedy of the Ayreshire Cattle Breeders’ annual meeting. In poems marked by rare poise the author ventures into various hostelries, including one where

This threshold holds against the very tide.
Call here a port. Call all outdoors the storm.

Steadily and without fanfare Tom French’s work warms to facing down the predicament of living.

96pp
Publication date: 3 October 2022
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