"When we first met, I was a child, and she had been dead for centuries."
New York Times Editors' Choice
A Paris Review Staff Pick
Winner: Book of the Year, Irish Book Awards
Winner: James Tait Black Biography Prize
Winner: Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year
To Star the Dark
'Maude knows the etymology of 'captivate',
how it holds both charm and a cage.'
New poems of blood and birdsong, of rain and desire, of GIFs and ghosts, described as 'tremendous' (The Irish Times) and 'luminous' (The Irish Independent).
A book unlike any other, created in collaboration with visual artist Alice Maher and designer Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press. Having drawn its beginnings from Alice's discovery of a stone mermaid in Kilcooley Abbey, this book is woven of salmon leather, with marbled end-papers of carrageen moss. Through art and poetry, 'Nine Silences' explores ideas of female monstrousness in Irish folkore, hybridity, desire, and shame.
Small Town Portraits
A book of photographs selected from the Dennis Dinneen Archive, with accompanying essay 'Time, Folks, Please'
by Doireann Ní Ghríofa
A bilingual selection of poems in translation
An Irish Times Book of the Year
An Irish Independent Book of 2018
In 2017, Doireann Ní Ghríofa and LeAnne Howe collaborated on a pamphlet of trilingual poems titled 'Singing, Still,' an honouring of the generosity of the Choctaw people during the Irish famine. That pamphlet has now sold out, but the poems sing on, in the book 'Famine Pots: The Choctaw-Irish Gift Exchange,' with a foreword from President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins. More on the relationship between the Irish and Choctaw peoples here.
"In my arms, you stir. A thousand streetlamps flicker to light in the dusk. As I watch your eyes open, the reek of roasting hops knits a blanket of scent around us."
Rooney Prize for Irish Literature Hartnett Poetry Award Irish Times Poetry Award shortlist