From the Poetry Now strange we have:
James Harpur has published five poetry books and is poetry editor of the Temenos Academy Review. His latest collection “jour- neys into realms seen and unseen, ranging from the landscapes of Ireland to the visionary realms of the mystics”.
Dennis O’Driscoll has published nine collections of poetry, a collection of essays and reviews and Stepping Stones: Interviews with Seamus Heaney. He has previously won a Lannan Literary Award and the EM Forster Award. He died late last year. Dear Life features “contemporary issues – the internet era, global warming – as well as providing fresh perspectives on the timeless topics of working and ageing, loving and dying, God and Mammon”.
Catherine Phil MacCarthy is the author of four poetry books, a former editor of Poetry Ireland Review, and was writer in residence for the city of Dublin. The Invisible Threshold explores “the ‘liminal’, the state of being in transition from one moment to the next”.
Mark Roper won the 1992 Aldeburgh Prize for best first collection was editor of Poetry Ireland Review. A Gather of Shadow is“a deeply personal record of the loss of his mother”.