Ten Poems from Ireland

Paula Meehan’s selection of ten landmark poems for Candlestick Press miraculously encompasses Ireland’s myth, folklore and recent history, alongside enduring themes of childhood, love and ageing.

There are poems about ‘The Troubles’ and about what it means to be Irish, as well as poems about the country’s bi-lingual heritage. These are poems that speak plainly and with a directness that will appeal to every reader. We think we can guarantee that both seasoned readers and newcomers to Irish poetry will find plenty to relish in this selection.

“She was a song that nobody sings.
She was a house ransacked by soldiers.
She was a language seldom spoken.
She was a child’s purse, full of useless things.”
— from ‘Death of an Irishwoman’ by Michael Hartnett

Paula Meehan has published seven award-winning collections of poetry, which have been translated into many languages. She was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2013-2016 and lives in Dublin.

Poems by Eavan Boland, Moya Cannon, Tony Curtis, Michael Hartnett, Brendan Kennelly, Gearóid MacLochlainn, Thomas McCarthy, Paula Meehan, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill and Leanne O’Sullivan.
The pamphlet is dedicated to the memory of John Montague.

The ‘Instead of a Card’ poetry pamphlets make perfect presents – unusual, beautiful, worthwhile and definitely not for throwing away.

They come with an envelope and bookmark left blank for your message. Interesting and enjoyable to read, they make an excellent introduction to the work of contemporary and historical poets.



All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies

All Through the Night: Night Poems and Lullabies
Edited by Marie Heaney.

Shortlisted for the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards: TheJournal.ie Best Irish-Published Book of the Year & RTÉ Radio 1 The Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners’ Choice.

The book has Tony Cutis's poem 'When I Was a Child'

All Through the Night is a collection of moving and evocative night poems for all stages of life. Lullabies and other poems relating to children and parenting form the opening section, while later poems celebrate or give voice to our various night-time pleasures and preoccupations. The elegiac poems towards the end of the book turn to face the prospect of that last long sleep that awaits us all.
Marie Heaney’s wide-ranging selection includes poems by WH Auden, William Blake, Eavan Boland, Tony Curtis, Emily Dickinson, Paul Durcan, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, John Keats, Derek Mahon, Paula Meehan, Paul Muldoon, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Sylvia Plath, William Shakespeare, Dylan Thomas, WB Yeats and many more.

ISBN 978-1902121611
RRP: €16.99/£12.99
Format: Hardback

"If you want to indulge yourself, buy this and wallow. It’s absolutely beautiful – you’ll find something to love in it." The Pat Kenny Show Eason Book Club, Newstalk 106-108FM
"A beautiful collection of night-themed poetry and lullabies… gorgeously illustrated." Joe Duffy's Liveline Book of the Year, RTE Radio 1

Tony Curtis in Tinteán, Australian Irish Heritage Network

Tinteán online magazine is an initiative of the Australian Irish Heritage Network, publishers of 20 issues of the print magazine of the same name. With the demise of the print version of the magazine due to circumstances outside our control, earlier this year it was decided to explore the possibilities of publishing an online version of the magazine.
Click here to visit page.

Tony reading his poem to Philip McCracken


Thursday 6th November Belfast

Tony Curtis reading on Thursday 6th November at 8pm in the Old Staff Common Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast.



Family A2 poster

Family by Tony from the collection 'Folk'



Jazz A2 poster

Jazz from Tony's collection Folk as A2 poster.



Hand A2 Poster

Here is our new A2 poster for Tony's poem 'Hand' from the collection Folk



Pony Review

Jeremy Corkery has left a new comment on your post "Pony Book Launch":


Here in East Asia for the past 65 years, memories of the west come flooding back. The language does wonders for my imagination. I treasure every line. The pony sybolises so much for me. I love the sketches.


This will be my treasured vade mecum to the end of my days.


Sincerest thanks and appreciation and God bless


Jeremy Corkery - Malaysia

Pony Book Launch

Pony by Tony Curtis & David Lilburn will be launched at Ballynahinch Castle on Wednesday 14th August, 2013. Pony is a limited edition book published by Occasional Press
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