Welcome to EAMONN LYNSKEY’S poetry blog…
In my ‘RECENT POSTS’ you can read a short review of ‘Rome under the Terror’, a book that details the fear and privations experienced while living under occupation by a foreign force. Shades of Gaza. You can also read a few thoughts on the death of my good friend and publisher Sarah Lundberg who passed away last month (July 2014) and is deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.
Eamonn Lynskey was born in Dublin. In early life he worked in various office jobs, and later as a teacher and Adult Education Organiser. His poetry has been published widely since its first appearance in the 1980s in the Irish Press ‘New Irish Writing’ page edited by the late David Marcus. Publications in which his work has appeared include Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, SHOp, The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book, Crannog, and The Irish Times.
His first collection, ‘Dispatches & Recollections’, was published by Lapwing (Belfast) in 1998 and his second ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’, was published in 2010 by Seven Towers Ltd. He was nominated for a Hennessy / Sunday Tribune award in 2006. He has read and performed his poetry widely and in May 2011 he enjoyed a two-week stay at the Heinrich Boll Cottage writer’s retreat in Achill, (sincere thanks to the H.Boll Organising Committee and Mayo Co. Council). He studied for an M.Phil in Creative Writing at Trinity College, Dublin during 2011-12 and was conferred in April 2013. He took part in reading organised in association with the University of London’s Human Rights Consotium and the Keats House poets at the Stanza Festival in St Andrews in March 2014.
‘Dispatches & Recollections’ (1998)[ISBN 1 898472 35 1] published by Lapwing Publications, Belfast, is available from the author @ E10.00 (including P&P) at email@example.com and online at Amazon Books. This was Eamonn’s first collection comprising 30 poems, roughly divided between poems of Dublin suburbia and pieces about life in the rural Ireland of Co.Clare. It includes some of the first poems ever published by Eamonn in various magazines and journals. ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’ (2010), [ISBN 978 0 9562033 6 6] published by Seven Towers Ltd, Dublin, is available from the author @ €10 (incl. P&P) and from Abtree Books, Lucan. Also from Amazon.