Welcome to EAMONN LYNSKEY’S poetry and reading blog…
In my ‘RECENT POSTS’ you can read a brief review of Richard Ford’s novel ‘The Sportswriter’. Also my poem ‘The Taking of Christ’, published in the very last edition of SHOp magazine (Nov.). You can also read about The Francis Ledwidge Poetry Awards 2014, and my poem ‘Warrior’, published in Crannog magazine no. 37 (Oct). Also a short review of The Memoirs of Chief Red Fox and my poem ‘It’s Time’ published in The Irish Times last April.
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 a 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 Scotland 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.