Sydney Bernard Smith

Sydney Bernard Smith

Dear Sydney – When I opened your letter I just started in on the verse – as a dip, to get a taste. Well I was mesmerised. I read through to the end. Wonderful frenze (sic) of spot-on rhymes and sword-daring sort of eloquence – or rapier and cutlass in …

Philip Davison

Pre-eminently human… funny in the way that The Catcher in the Rye was funny. BOOKS IRELAND Mr Davison has a gentle touch …

Rosemarie Rowley

“A master of form” – Brendan Kennelly “100% improvement on Christina Rossetti” Geoffrey Thurley “Her voice is one of heart-breaking beauty” – …

Ciaran O’Driscoll

Through it I discovered Ciaran O’Driscoll from Limerick, and his collection Gog and Magog from which I bring you the following two. …

Philip Casey

This is a passionate, erotic, mature novel that displays many of the virtues which contemporary Irish fiction so conspicuously lacks: an intelligent …

Terry McDonagh

A Song for Joanna is so successfully lodged in the particularities of Australia – its vibrancy, variety, expanse of sky and land, …

Sara Berkeley

‘Sara Berkeley’s poems tend to define an atmosphere, a climate, in which various emotional and existential encounters and transformations are taking place …

Nessa O’Mahony

You are invited to download the following books by Nessa O’Mahony . This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 …

Patrick Chapman

JAZZTOWN “A remarkably confident, not to say swaggering, debut for a poet still in his early twenties.” — The Irish Times “A …

William Wall

You are invited to download the following books by William Wall This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 License. …