Featuring poetry by RTÉ playwright Ann Dalton, Award winning poets Ted Sludds and Adam Dunlea, author Luke Eastwood, Geraldine-Moorkens Byrne of Pagan Pages, renowned illustrator Wil Kinghan, Toddy Kennedy, Cait Branigan and Gemma McCabe. Edited by Luke Eastwood.
Some of the contributors such as Ted Sludds, Ann Dalton, Toddy Kennedy and Geraldine Moorkens Byrne were previously published but almost all have gone on to other successful creative projects since this book was launched in 2006. Tedd Sluds was winner of the Impressions National Poetry Award and the Clogh Writers' Prize. Ann Dalton has written and produced several children's plays for RTÉ radio. Luke Eastwood has had several books and many articles published in Ireland and abroad. Adam Dunlea is now a successful Black Metal musician, touring the globe with several bands. Geraldine Moorkens-Byrne has continued a successful career in poetry. Gemma McCabe runs a psychotherapy practice in Leinster. Will Kingham has been published, mostly in collaboration with John Matthews, illlustrating a series of popular divination card decks. Cait Branigan is a successful shamanic practitioner and public speaker.
Within these pages are the works of nine poets, each with their own distinctive style and agendas; but with all of these poets there is a common thread - a love of this land (Ireland) and a way of looking at the world that reaches beyond the mundane.
'Exciting new collection makes an excellent 'homegrown' stocking filler present for poetry lovers everywhere.' Wexford Free Press
'Each featured writer has a unique and fresh approach, yet they are intrinsically linked by their passion and understanding of the natural world and our place among it... Angry, raw, passionate, humble questioning... they are hard hitting modern day observationists confident in their expressions and it is this quality which creates a cutting edge to the book.' Touchstone Magazine