Billy Mills: Books

Loop Walks

Book and CD with the text, score and Beal Festival performance of this poem for choir.





Imaginary Gardens


This is Billy Mills' latest full-length book, following on from his 2009 collected poems, Lares/Manes. It is a single long poem in one hundred sections, tracing some of his typical concerns of place and time.


Lares/Manes
Shearsman Books have published Lares/Manes, the collected poems of Billy Mills. Order direct from the Shearsman online shop or from us at Euro18.00.

"In addition to metapoetic explorations . . . Mills covers some very traditional poetic ground indeed: the quiet work of nature . . ., domestic love . . ., urban alienation . . . , and even, in a roundabout and refreshingly unbardic way, Irish sectarian politics." — Robert Archambeau
"Mills is one of the not-many poets who stick with and work at "experimental" poetry . . . , which sometimes seems like a scalpel or rifleshot beside the bread-knives and blunderbusses of today." —Books Ireland
"Billy Mills's inventive and wry reflections on the complex relationship between language and the world will stimulate those who have grown weary of the continued dominance of the unitary lyric 'I' voice in Irish poetry." —Dónal Moriarty
Download a sampler PDF of work from this book.

Genesis & Home

hardPressed Poetry: 1985. A5. 24 pp. pamph. No ISBN.
Euro 1.90
Author's first book, using materials from scientific and mythological cosmologies, and domestic realities. 'Mills is one of the best Irish modernists at work. Refreshing and challenging book this.' The Kite.


Five Easy Pieces 
Shearsman Books: 1997. A5. 32 pp. pamph.. ISBN 0 907562 22 1.
Euro 5.00

Five interconnected works from the 1980s collected here for the first time.
'In addition to metapoetic explorations...Mills covers some very traditional poetic ground indeed: the quiet work of nature...., domestic love...., urban alienation...,and even, in a roundabout and refreshingly unbardic way, Irish sectarian politics.' Dr. Archambeau again.
'Mills is one of the not-many poets who stick with and work at "experimental" poetry...., which sometimes seems like a scalpel or rifleshot beside the bread-knives and blunderbusses of today.' Books Ireland.

Tiny Pieces
Wild Honey Press: 1998. 15 x 10 cm. 10 pp. pamph.
Euro 2.50

A poem in tiny pieces.


A Small Book of Songs
Wild Honey Press: 1998. 19 x 11.5cm. 64pp. pamph.
Euro 8.90

Poem in 5 parts.

What is a Mountain?
hardPressed poetry: 2000. A5. 100pp. Japanese sewn book.
Euro 12.50

Limited edition of 26 numbered and signed copies, of which 24 are for sale. With drawings By Catherine Walsh.

Logical Fallacies
hardPressed poetry: 2004. A5. 16pp.
Euro 2.50

Revised, expanded edition.

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