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‘Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.’

Thomas Gray, ‘Elegy Written in a Country Church-Yard’

Because of the vast number of books published each year, many fine books are destined to go unreviewed, and to remain unappreciated except by a select few. This section of the website is aimed at retrieving neglected books from the remainder trays, dusting them down, and giving them a public airing. If there’s a lost classic you’d like to share, or just a good read that hasn’t got the publicity it deserves, be it poetry, novel or non-fiction, use this page to let the world of readers share your enthusiasm. Forward contributions to publications@poetryireland.ie.

Remember, this is not the place for treatise-length analyses: a paragraph to a page should suffice...

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