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The Journal 1
Eds Walsh and Mills. 1999. 62 pp.
Euro 6.35

Featuring poetry by: Walsh, Scully, Squires, Raworth. Coffey's reading notations for 2 sections of Advent. Reviews of Wild Honey publications by Matthew Gedden and Jim Mays.
The Journal 2
Eds Walsh and Mills. 2000. 90 pp.
Euro 6.35

Featuring poetry by: Nicole Brossard, Charles Bernstein, Cid Corman, Theodore Enslin, Peter Gizzi, Fanny Howe, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, and Craig Watson. Augustus Young on Brecht and Goebbels. Plus papers delivered at the 1999 3rd Cork Conference on Experimental Irish Poetry by Alex Davis, Romana Huk and Karen MacCormack.
Suitear na n-Aingeal/Angel Exhaust 17: Colonies of Belief - Ireland's Modernists
Eds Scully and Goodby. 1999. 137 pp.
Euro 5.00

Featuring poetry by: Healy, Walsh, Mills, Sean Carey, Judy Kravis and Lloyd. Prose by: Scully, John Goodby, Lee Jenkins, Nicholas Johnson, J.C.C. Mays, Anne Fogarty, Alex Davis, Harry Gilonis and David Annwn.
Shearsman Magazine
Ed. Tony Frazer: A5, 20/24 pp.
Euro 1.90 each

Issue 27 (1996) featuring Billy Mills and 4 other poets.
Issues 28, 29, 31 & 32, all featuring Maurice Scully (plus many other fine poets).
Issue 39, featuring Geoffrey Squires and others.
Issue 40, featuring Judy Kravis and others.
Etruscan Readers VII & VIII
Etruscan Books: 1997 & 98. 24.5 x 17.5 cm. 140 & 120 pp. pbks. ISBN 1 901538 09 5 & X
Euro 9.50 each

No. VII featuring Alice Notley, Wendy Mulford and Brian Coffey: mainly translations from the French, plus Topos and Glendalough.
No. VIII featuring Tina Darragh, Douglas Oliver and Randolph Healy: a selection from Healy's published work forming a useful introduction to his verse.
Big Allis Issue 8
1998. 23 x 15 cm. 102 pp. pbk.
Euro 6.35

Interesting magazine with fine North American poets, and a special section of 14 U.K. and Irish poets, which includes 6 pages from City West, by Catherine Walsh.
A State of Independence
Stride: 1998. A4. 208 pp. pbk. ISBN 1 900152 Euro 12.50

Anthology of poetry by 'independent voices'. Features work by Walsh and Mills and 16 others including: Caddel, R. Fisher, Harwood, Miller, P. Riley & Turnbull. Ed. Tony Frazer.

Robert Archambeau


Another Ireland
Wild Honey Press: 1998. 21 x 13.5 cm. 22pp. pamph.
Euro 6.35

Reprint of a pair of essay/reviews dealing with Mills, Healy, Joyce, Walsh, Scully and Squires first published in the Notre Dame Review.
Citation Suite
Wild Honey Press: 1998. 21 x 13.5 cm. 22pp. pamph
Euro 4.40

Poem sequence by the Chicago based, Canadian poet/critic.

Brian Coffey


Poems of Mallarme
NWP/Menard: 1990. A4 landscape. 34 pp. ISBN 0 9513753 1 8.
Euro 6.35

Versions of 15 Mallarme‚ poems, with facing page originals, plus a reproduction of a colour print by Coffey. A handsome volume.

Matthew Geden


Catch: Being Day's Journey Part 2
hardPressed poetry: 2005. An edition of 50 copies. 16 pp. Pamph. No ISBN
Euro 3.50

Mist: Being Day's Journey Part 3
hardPressed poetry: 2005. An edition of 50 copies. 16 pp. Pamph. No ISBN
Euro 3.50


Randolph Healy



Rana Rana!
Wild Honey Press: 1997. 21 x 13.5 cm. 30 pp. pamph. No ISBN.
Euro 4.40

Healy's second collection. Develops and expands on the concerns of 25 Poems. Edition of 150 signed & numbered copies.
'Healy, a "just-a-few-words' poet, has in this recent work become a kind of unacknowledged laureate of the information age, an interrogator of what it means to live in a world so information saturated that to attempt to comprehend it is analogous to trying "to send the Complete Shakespeare/by Morse while never getting further than dot".' Dr. Robert Archambeau in The Notre Dame Review (1997).
Arbor Vitae
Wild Honey Press: 1997. 21 x 13.5 cm. 20 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 4.40

Long poem in three sections which, amongst other things, uses the history of deaf signing in Ireland as a means of exploring the nature of language and its relationships with society and the world.
Edition of 150 signed & numbered copies.
Flame
Wild Honey Press: 1997. 21 x 13.5 cm. 20 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 4.40

A poem in XII sections.
Scales
Wild Honey Press: 1999. 21 x 13.5 cm. 20 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 4.40

A poem in XIV sections.

Trevor Joyce


Pentahedron
NWP: 1972. 22 x 16 cm. 54 pp. pbk./cloth, d.w.. No ISBN.
Euro 5.00/11.00

First full-length collection by the co-founder of this trail-blazing press. Regularly fetches ridiculous prices in the antiquarian trade.
'the equivalent in a writer of perfect pitch' Prof. Mays (loc. cit.)
The Poems of Sweeny Peregrine
NWP: 1976. 25 x 16 cm. 52 pp. pbk.. No ISBN.
Euro 6.35

Vigorous, muscular version of the middle-Irish text Buile Suibhne. Informative to compare with Heaney's later (and paler) Sweeney Astray.
'the version was his in the sense that Pound appropriated Confucius' Prof. Mays again.
stone floods
NWP: 1995. 23 x 15 cm. 52 pp. pbk. ISBN 0 905582 01 2.
Euro 7.50

Joyce's return to poetry after a 19-year silence.
'a cosmopolitan frame of reference, a deliberate reaching out beyond the parochial for both subject matter and poetic technique' Dr. Archambeau (loc. cit.)
Syzygy
Wild Honey Press: 1998. 21 x 13.5 cm. 18 pp. pamph.
Euro 4.40

Long poem in 12 parts with a further set of variations generated using a mathematical matrix and a computer spreadsheet.
Without Asylum
Wild Honey Press: 1999. 21 x 13.5 cm. 18 pp. pamph.
Euro 4.40

Joyce's first book after Syzygy.

the Journal


The Journal 1
Eds Walsh and Mills. 1999. 62 pp.
Euro 5.00

Featuring poetry by: Walsh, Scully, Squires, Raworth. Coffey's reading notations for 2 sections of Advent. Reviews of Wild Honey publications by Matthew Gedden and Jim Mays.
The Journal 2
Eds Walsh and Mills. 2000. 90 pp.
Euro 5.00

Featuring poetry by: Nicole Brossard, Charles Bernstein, Cid Corman, Theodore Enslin, Peter Gizzi, Fanny Howe, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, and Craig Watson. Augustus Young on Brecht and Goebbels. Plus papers delivered at the 1999 3rd Cork Conference on Experimental Irish Poetry by Alex Davis, Romana Huk and Karen MacCormack.

David Lloyd


Change of State
Cusp Books: 1993. 21.5 x 17.5 cm. 32 pp. pamph.. No ISBN.
Euro 5.00

Professor Lloyd's critical work on Mangan, and on Irish poetic nationalism (esp. the book Altered States), has made him one of Ireland's most respected cultural commentators. This is his third volume of poetry, the first two being out-of-print.

Billy Mills

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
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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.

Tom Raworth

from Eternal Sections/as Teascain den tSioraiocht
hardPressed Poetry: 1990. A5. 8 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 2.50

English text with facing page translations. Published to celebrate Tom's Irish passport. A unique item.

Maurice Scully

The Basic Colours
Pig Press: 1994. 23 x 14 cm. 64 pp. pbk.. ISBN 1 85298 019 2
Euro 8.80

Part 2 of a 5-part, ongoing 'set', tracing 'the tenacious details of daily getting by' from Rathmines to Lesotho. 'I've read few books lately that offered such unabashed pleasure, such a small but precise complex of joy and resignation.' Dr. Keith Tuma, writing in Sulfur.
Over and Through
Poetical Histories: 1992. 23.5 x 15.5 cm. 12 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 3.80

More from the 5 vol. work. Hand printed on cream Ingres laid paper.
Prelude/Interlude/Postlude
Wild Honey Press: 1997. 19 x 11.5 cm. pamphs. No ISBN
£3.50 each or £10.00 the set

Further instalments from the 5 part work.
The Beau
Magazine: 1983/4. A5. 104 pp. pbk. ISSN 0332-3188.
Euro 3.10

Issue 3 (the last to appear) of the magazine edited by Maurice Scully. Contains, amongst much else, verse and prose by Healy, Mills & Scully.
from Tree with Eggs
hardPressed poetry 2004. 16 pp. Pamph. No ISBN
Euro 2.50

From a work in progress.

Geoffrey Squires

XXI Poems
Menard: 1980. A5. 24 pp. pamph. ISBN 0 90 3400 54 5.
Euro 3.10

'in absolute control of near-perfect tones' The Irish Times
'leaves us finally with a sense of being marooned on the outside of things' Yann Lovelock in Iron.
Landscapes & Silence
NWP: 1996. 20.5 x 13.5 cm. 62 pp. pbk. ISBN 0 905582 06 3.
Euro 7.50

Long sequence marking a change to a slower, more meditative mode for Squires.
This
1996. 21 x 21 cm. 61 pp. Plastic bound with clear plastic cover.
Euro 6.35

Published by the author for the Festival Franco-Anglais de Poesie, Paris, May 1996, and for the Assembling Alternatives conference at the University of New Hampshire, Aug. 1996. Moves on from Landscapes & Silences. 100 signed & numbered copies.

Catherine Walsh  

Optic Verve
Paperback, 132pp, 9x6ins, £9.95 / $17/Euro 15 ISBN 9781848610798


Optic Verve is the latest long poem by Catherine Walsh, perhaps Ireland's most radical experimental woman poet.

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"It seems a shame that many Irish poetry readers are unaware of Catherine Walsh's very obvious gifts. Her brilliant punning, the way she assembles disjointed, yet perfectly rendered fragments of Dublin argot and her ability to imply simultaneous narratives mark her out from her contemporaries." —Dónal Moriarty: The Art of Brian Coffey
"Walsh's work subsequent to Making Tents shatters practical language in its rejection of transparent or normative discourse. (Her) disjunctive, disorientating poetry acknowledges language as a medium which constructs our relation to others, to objects, to ourselves. Her poetic subjects are always Idir Eatortha, caught 'between two worlds'". —Alex Davis: A Broken Line

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City West

Shearsman Books: 2005. A4. 82 pp. pbk. ISBN 1 85298 017 6.
Euro 13.50

Long poem in three sections. Distributed in Ireland by hardPressed poetry.
From the cover:
It seems a shame that many Irish poetry readers are unaware of Catherine Walsh's very obvious gifts. Her brilliant punning, the way she assembles disjointed, yet perfectly rendered fragments of Dublin argot and her ability to imply simultaneous narratives mark her out from her contemporaries. Dónal Morairty: The Art of Brian Coffey
Alex Davis: A Broken Line
Claire Bracken: 'Each nebulous atom in between': reading liminality - Irish studies, postmodern feminism and the poetry of Catherine Walsh in New Voices in Irish Criticism 5
Short Stories
North & South: 1989. A5. 24 pp. pbk.. ISBN 0-907562-54-X.
Scarce: prices on application.
Walsh's work subsequent to Making Tents shatters practical language in its rejection of transparent or normative discourse.(Her) disjunctive, disorientating poetry acknowledges language as a medium which constructs our relation to others, to objects, to ourselves. Her poetic subjects are always Idir Eatortha, caught "between two worlds"
Walsh's poetry attempts to move away from a position of hierarchical domination and construct a poetic space of non-mastery and heterogeneity.Thus, Walsh's poetry, unlike Derrida's theory, allows for speaking positions for women within the liminal space. However, these positions are always temporary, facilitating the articulation of many different subjective voices across a range of many different spatial settings.
Definitely not prose.
'Of the newer poets, she's unique; she's also amongst the best.' David Miller.
'the common phrase, finely balanced and razor sharp, each echo cared for' Ric Caddel.
Pitch

Pig Press: 1994. 23 x 14 cm. 48 pp. pbk. ISBN 1 85298 017 6.
Scarce: prices on application.
A poem in four parts.
'worth reading not least to watch thought select which parts of itself to display in language' Tom Raworth.
'a variety of complex tonalities too rarely found in the more monolithic ironized play of many experimentalists' Dr. Tuma (oc. cit.).


Idir Eatortha and Making Tents

Invisible Books: 1996. A4. 85 pp. pbk.. ISBN 0 9521256 4 1.
Scarce: prices on application.
44 page poem, extending Walsh's use of space, silence and multiple voicing, plus reprint of a 1987 hardPressed Poetry pamphlet. A beautifully produced book with illustrations by Didi Baldwin.
Prospect into Breath: Interviews with North & South Writers
North & South: 1991. A5. 190 pp. pbk.. ISBN 1 870314 17 4.
Euro 12.60

19 page interview with Catherine Walsh, in which she discusses her formative influences, feelings about contemporary Irish poetry, etc. Plus Ric Caddel, Eric Mottram, Jonathan Williams, Lee Harwood and 4 others.

Augustus Young

Adaptations
hardPressed Poetry: 1989. A5. 12 pp. pamph. No ISBN
Euro 1.90

Versions from Brecht & Mayakovsky by the London-based but Cork-born poet. 'quicksilver style' Prof. Mays.
The Credit Book 1
Menard: 1980. A5. 36 pp. pamph.. ISBN 0 903400 53 7.
Euro 2.50

The Credit Books 2/3
Advent/Menard: 1986. A5. 71 pp. pbk.. ISBN 0 903400 95 2
Euro 6.30

'wildly funny and inventive, but also well-judged' Prof. Mays.

David Miller


A Song / The Music
hardPressed Poetry: 1988. A5. Card covers. 16 pp.No ISBN
Euro 2.50

Two poem sequences.

Robert Hampson

A Human Measure
hardPressed Poetry:1989. A5. Card covers. 12 pp.No ISBN
Euro 1.90

Poems by the London based poet/editor.

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