I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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Moonlight and Stars

Two new poetry collections from Louise Callaghan and Jean O’Brien

Poems from the Lake

The compassionate vision and literary mastery of Eleanor Hooker

The Stendhal of Norfolk

New poetry volumes from Annemarie Ní Churreáin and George Szirtes

A Solo Dancer

A poetic memory key, a USB to retrieve a long and well-lived life

At last to Ithaca

Derek Mahon: a poetic style balanced between levity and profundity

Preaching Poppycock

Yeats’s authoritarianism: the Rapallo circle and Italian fascism

Family Troubles

Nobel laureate Louise Glück’s poetic use of figures from Greek mythology

Caldron Bubble

Where the line that separates our lives from chaos seems alarmingly thin

From out of the Box

Vona Groarke marshals her strengths to poems notably apt for ‘these times’

Longing for Flight

Time on our hands: the locked-down poet raids memories of past travel