Kitchens at Night


Winner of the 2021 International Book & Pamphlet Competition judged by Daljit Nagra & Pascale Petit

Kitchens at Night exists in the space between domesticity and imagination, the dreamt and the actual. A goat appears with a message. A chilli prompts metaphysical questions. A coffin appears in the flea market. In half-light, relationships falter and familiar objects are restored to their original mystery and strangeness in these spellbinding and playful poems.

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Published February 2022

What Writers and Critics Think

  • Quirky, kooky, dark, philosophical, absurd and always wonderful, often edged between outrageous humour and revelation, these richly imagistic poems are full of invention. Each poem treads slowly onwards inventing itself as it proceeds to celebrate the transforming powers of poetry. An original and thrilling poet whose every poem hit the mark!

    Daljit Nagra
  • These poems are packed with exuberant images. They twist and turn in constantly surprising ways – line by line, I never know where they’ll take me next! The first read exhilarates; re-reads reveal hidden depths and subterranean passages to the magical adventures. I adored the furniture poems especially, but every poem thrills. This is gorgeous, exciting work and I’m in awe of its energy and vitality.

    Pascale Petit
  • Poems that sneak in the side-door then exit through the ceiling.

    Caroline Bird


Dean Browne is from Co. Tipperary, Ireland. His poems have been published widely in magazines and journals, including Banshee, Bath Magg, Poetry Ireland Review, The Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Southword, The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine and The Well Review. He is a winner of the Cuisle National Poetry Competition (2011) and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize (2021). In 2015 his poem ‘Tabernacle’ opened the special Irish issue of Poetry magazine and in 2019 ‘Pine Box in the Flea Market’ was shortlisted for Poem of the Year in the Irish Book Awards. Having previously lived in Berlin, Dean now once again calls Cork City home.

Additional information

Weight 0.087 kg
Dimensions 21 × 0.5 × 14.8 cm
Publication Year

February 2022


978-1-914914-04-1, 978-1-914914-05-8




eBook (ePub), Pamphlet