The North – 61: The Irish Issue


Guest-edited by Jane Clarke & Nessa O’Mahoney

Out Of Print


119 Outstanding Poems by 106 Fantastic Poets

Including poems by Catherine Ann Cullen, Rody Gorman, Joan Newmann, Mary Noonan, John W Sexton, Dolores Stewart, Matthew Sweeney and Jessica Traynor


  • Does Irish-language Poetry have a Future?
  • Thoughts on Crossing the Border from Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
  • Winner’s of the Laureate’s Prize 2018

The Collection

Damian Smyth Reads Edith Sitwell

In Conversation

Sinéad Morrissey with Paula Cunningham

Reviews: Collections by Irish Authors

Including Tara Bergin, Ailbhe Darcy, Colm Keegan and Mark Roper

Apart from the general excellence of the North, it’s always impressive to see how broad your church is, how impeccable you are in your taste and how fair in your judgement. Rare qualities.”

— Stephen Stuart-Smith, Director, Enitharmon

About The North

The North is essential reading if you are a lover of good poetry. Each issue includes: a lively range of international contemporary poetry by new and established writers, book reviews from mainstream publishers to smaller presses; critical articles; conversations with writers; and blind criticism.

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