Poetry Ireland Review 139, edited by Maurice Riordan, is now available to purchase. It features new poems from Nick Laird, Thomas McCarthy, Emily Berry, Mary Noonan, and John W. Sexton, among many others, while Irish-language editor Aifric Mac Aodha’s selection includes new poetry from Gabriel Rosenstock, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and Doireann Ní Ghríofa. In an extended issue, there are a total of 34 books and pamphlets reviewed, including new collections from Paul Muldoon, Hannah Sullivan, Tracy K. Smith, and Sara Berkeley, debut collections from James Conor Patterson and Nandi Jola, and debut pamphlets from Cian Ferriter, Jim McElroy, Sree Sen, and many more. There are essays in this issue on narcissism in poetry and on poetry and ecology, along with an enlightening interview with Canadian poet Karen Solie, conducted by Declan Ryan. The artwork in issue 139, oblique observations of everyday scenes, is from poet and photographer Mark Granier.
Published three times a year, Poetry Ireland Review includes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets, essayists, critics and visual artists. It has a strong domestic and international subscription base and is also on sale in leading bookshops in Ireland and the UK, and as a single issue purchase from the Poetry Ireland website.