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 carigeen moss. Through art and poetry, 'Nine Silences' explores ideas of female monstrousness in Irish folkore, hybridity, desire, and shame.
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.
Rooney Prize for Irish Literature Hartnett Poetry Award Irish Times Poetry Award shortlist