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LOCAL WONDERS: POEMS OF OUR IMMEDIATE SURROUNDS
What do we love? What sustains or inspires us, consoles or simply distracts us when our troubles might otherwise threaten to overwhelm? The past 18 months or so have made many of us question so much about our lives.
Somehow, too, they have also shown us how to see again, have lead us both to tiny discoveries and monumental realisations, often almost right there on our doorsteps.
Far from a pandemic anthology, LOCAL WONDERS is a gathering of mostly celebratory poems, written by poets from all over the island of Ireland, and farther afield, since early 2020 when the world was so utterly changed. It is an invitation to see and name and sing the praises of what is nourishing and of value to us now — not to turn away from the things that haunt and trouble us, but to see beyond into the better world that poetry makes visible.
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
CHRIS AGEE * JAMES ANTHONY * IVY BANNISTER * STEPHEN BEECHINOR * LINDSEY BELLOSA * TRISH BENNETT * CLÍODHNA BHREATNACH * DENISE BLAKE * DERMOT BOLGER * FIÓNA BOLGER * PAT BORAN * CAROLINE BRACKEN * ELLEN BRICKLEY * CAT BROGAN * PADDY BUSHE * DAVID BUTLER * DARAGH BYRNE * SARAH BYRNE * ALVY CARRAGHER * PAUL CASEY * JANE CLARKE * SUSAN CONNOLLY * POLINA COSGRAVE * CATHERINE ANN CULLEN * MARTINA DALTON * PHILIP DAVISON * CELIA DE FRÉINE * EILÍN DE PAOR * PATRICK DEELEY * MICHELLE DENNEHY * MOYRA DONALDSON * DARREN DONOHUE * MICHAEL DOOLEY * MARGUERITE DOYLE * GER DUFFY * TIM DWYER * LORETTA FAHY * CIAN FERRITER * AGNIESZKA FILIPEK * JAMES FINNEGAN * MARIA FITZGERALD * KIT FRYATT * CATHERINE GANDER * ELAINE GASTON * MATTHEW GEDEN * ANGELA GRAHAM * KEVIN GRAHAM * MARK GRANIER * CLAIRE HENNESSY * KEVIN HIGGINS * CATHERINE HIGGINS-MOORE * MARY-JANE HOLMES * LIZ HOUCHIN * NITHY KASA * BEN KEATINGE * PATRICK KEHOE * JOHN KELLY * ÖZGECAN KESICI * CLAIRE-LISE KIEFFER * BRIAN KIRK * ZOSIA KUCZYNSKA * EITHNE LANNON * NOELLE LYNSKEY * CATHERINE PHIL MacCARTHY * JIM MAGUIRE * KATIE MARTIN * WINIFRED McNULTY * JAKI McCARRICK * DEIRDRE McMAHON * MEL McMAHON * MARIA McMANUS * JOHN MEE * PAULA MEEHAN * VIKA MELKOVSKA * KELLY MICHELS * BILLY MILLS * GERALDINE MITCHELL * GERRY MURPHY * KIERAN FIONN MURPHY * TIM MURPHY * DENISE NAGLE * CHANDRIKA NARAYANAN-MOHAN * DAVID NASH * CEAITÍ NÍ BHEILDÚIN * ÁINE NÍ GHLINN * JEAN O’BRIEN * HUGH O’DONNELL * MARY O’DONNELL * SIMON Ó FAOLÁIN * JAMIE O’HALLORAN * LANI O’HANLON * EUGENE O’HARE * MAEVE O’LYNN * NESSA O’MAHONY * ART Ó SÚILLEABHÁIN * MAIRÉAD O’SULLIVAN * ANDREAS PARGGER * SAAKSHI PATEL * KEITH PAYNE * KATE QUIGLEY * RUTH QUINLAN * CLIFTON REDMOND * NELL REGAN * MOYA RODDY * MARK ROPER * GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK * JOHN SAUNDERS * COLM SCULLY * SREE SEN * JOHN W. SEXTON * GERARD SMYTH * KERRI SONNENBERG * LEAH TAYLOR * ROSAMUND TAYLOR * BETTY THOMPSON * RÓISÍN TIERNEY * EOGHAN TOTTEN * ERIKO TSUGAWA-MADDEN * NIAMH TWOMEY * EAMONN WALL * CHRISTIAN WETHERED * JOSEPH WOODS * ADAM WYETH * ENDA WYLEY
About the Author
Pat Boran was born in 1963 in Portlaoise, in the Irish midlands, and has long since lived in Dublin. He has held a number of posts as Writer-in-Residence with libraries and third-level institutions. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and prose, most recently Then Again (Dedalus Press, 2019) and Waveforms: Bull Island Haiku (Orange Crate Books, 2016) with photographs by the author. A Man Is Only As Good: A Pocket Selected Poems was published in 2017 by Orange Crate Books. Editions of his poetry have been published in Italian, Hungarian, Macedonian and Portuguese, with further works in progress.
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