Something Beginning with P New Poems from Irish Poets by Seamus Cashman
  

Synopsis

Something Beginning with P New Poems from Irish Poets by Seamus Cashman

A beautiful collection of specially-commissioned new poems for children of all ages. Includes poems from leading Irish poets: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Maighread Medbh * Paula Meehan * Brendan Kennelly * Michael Longley * Rita Ann Higgins * Matthew Sweeney * Biddy Jenkinson * Desmond O'Grady * Richard Murphy * Nuala ni Dhomhnaill * Celia de Freine * Cathal O Searcaigh * Frank McGuinness * Julie O'Callaghan * Tom McIntyre * Paul Muldoon * Dermot Bolger * Eilean Ni Chuilleanain * Frank Ormsby * Siobhan Campbell * Dennis O'Driscoll * John Montague * Moya Cannon * Peter Fallon * Mary O'Malley * Micheal O'Siadhail * John F Deane Published by The O'Brien Press in association with Poetry Ireland. Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

Reviews

exceptionally well-produced ... a joy to read aloud -- Mad About Books 'Top-class illustration and design complete a must-have package for every school, library and home.

'If some word-gobbling wizard came and snatched all the poems out of this new anthology, if would still be a pleasure to browse through. Every page [is] a dramatic, often zany display of characters, creatures and tumbling objects, all in spectacular colours. This anthology sets no boundaries to where the imagination can go.'

- The Irish Times The Irish Times 'a daring innovation by Ireland's top publisher of children's literature.

'The most marvellously produced piece of work I have seen in a long time. An investment -- a brilliant book'

- Rattlebag 'A dream for parents hoping to inspire a love of poetry, and a book that will never be outgrown.

'The poems are written for children, which suits all of us. Buy it for your favourite niece. Keep it for yourself.'

'Leary - The Irish Times The Irish Times '

't be put off when it says it's for children: adults will love it too.'

'The range of subjects covered is extraordinary and every age group, from young children to adolescents will find something to engage their minds.'

'More than 100 poets combine their talents to give us this exquisitely produced anthology, with dazzling illustrations by Corrina Askin and Alan Clarke: poems playful, poems profound.'

'The numerous colourful illustrations are in themselves works of art and add magnificently to the words of the poems.'

'buy this book but don't just buy one copy; buy at least two: one to keep by you to dip in and out of and one to put away. It's sure to be a collector's item. And the better get another few in case anyone makes off with your other copies.'

'This book is a great party and a parade of Irish poets and poems, lavishly illustrated on every page.'

, - The School Librarian The School Librarian 'a sumptuous collection of new work by Irish poets. Like all the best anthologies, it offers poems that extend one's definition of what the art can do, especially for children nine years old and upward. It is full of near-the-knuckle honesty, as in Rita Ann Higgins's poem about her father. Many of the poems, such as Michael Longley's Hallowe'en , mix the playful and the disturbing. Sydney Bernard Smith's The Day the Dalai Lama met the Pops is pure genius, and cries out to be set to music and sung on Orange Day parades. This book should be in all schools where English (and Irish) is spoken. It is a place where poets and children meet, with no condescension from the former. Buy two copies -- one will be stolen.

- Times Educational Supplement Times Educational Supplement 'a stunning, vividly illustrated book ... eye-catching ... easy to access ... wide ranging and varied in style and subject matter' -- 'Speaking English

'a sumptuous collection of new work by Irish poets. Like all the best anthologies, it offers poems that extend one's definition of what the art can do, especially for children nine years old and upward. It is full of near-the-knuckle honesty, as in Rita Ann Higgins's poem about her father. Many of the poems, such as Michael Longley's Hallowe'en , mix the playful and the disturbing. Sydney Bernard Smith's The Day the Dalai Lama met the Pops is pure genius, and cries out to be set to music and sung on Orange Day parades. This book should be in all schools where English (and Irish) is spoken. It is a place where poets and children meet, with no condescension from the former. Buy two copies -- one will be stolen.'

'This book is a great party and a parade of Irish poets and poems, lavishly illustrated on every page.'

'buy this book but don't just buy one copy; buy at least two: one to keep by you to dip in and out of and one to put away. It's sure to be a collector's item. And the better get another few in case anyone makes off with your other copies.'

'The numerous colourful illustrations are in themselves works of art and add magnificently to the words of the poems.'

'More than 100 poets combine their talents to give us this exquisitely produced anthology, with dazzling illustrations by Corrina Askin and Alan Clarke: poems playful, poems profound.'

'The range of subjects covered is extraordinary and every age group, from young children to adolescents will find something to engage their minds.'

this is a fantastic gift and one for keeps. It will be dipped into and enjoyed for many years to come. And don

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About the Author

Seamus Cashman established Wolfhound Press Ltd in 1974 as a literary and cultural publishing house, and as publisher until 2001 won an international reputation for the press, earning many design, publishing and children's book awards over the years. A former teacher and book editor, his own published works include two co-edited and lasting volumes, Irish Poems for Young People and Proverbs and Sayings of Ireland. He is author of three poetry collections; That Morning Will Come, Carnival, and Clowns and Acrobats. He is a board member of Children's Books Ireland, and works as an independent publishing consultant.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Seamus Cashman
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Publisher

Publication date

11th April 2008

ISBN

9781847170927

Publisher Profile

O'Brien Press Ltd is an imprint of O'Brien

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The O'Brien Press is Ireland's leading general publisher of both adult and children's books. Our list covers a huge range, including biography, humour, photography, history, art, fiction, politics, cookery, sport, music, memoir, true crime and travel and we are constantly expanding into new and exciting areas.

Publisher's Website

www.obrien.ie


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