Eamon at 80 is a Celebration of Eamon Grennan by fellow poets and friends from Ireland and the United States who contribute previously unpublished work to celebrate Eamon Grennan’s achievements in the year he turned eighty and to give thanks for his transatlantic presences.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.
Eamon Grennan’s eleven books published by The Gallery Press since 1983 include Selected and New Poems, Still Life with Waterfall, which won the Lenore Marhall Prize, Out of Breath, shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and There Now, winner of the 2016 Pigott Prize. He divides his time between Poughkeepsie and Connemara.
Eamon at 80 was presented to Eamon Grennan by Peter Fallon at a surprise gathering held at Clifden Arts Festival on 21 September 2022 among a gathering of family and friends.
Published in a limited edition of 225 hardback copies, a number of which will be given to Friends of The Gallery Press.