Home More or Less
Published by Salmon Poetry
Home More or Less is the result of Paul Casey’s extensive wanderings – both literal and figurative – including eight months of homelessness on the streets of Dublin. His journey takes in family history and the African origin of our species, and the art of poetry itself.
“Paul Casey is a truly international poet... Home More or Less [is] a collection that truly merits international attention.”
“The ‘More or Less’ in Casey’s title beautifully captures the collection’s absorbing exploration of a variety of homes – on different continents, in different linguistic forms, and in different degrees of being, from the tenuously held sense of home, to alienation and homelessness.”
Paul Casey was born in Cork in 1968. He grew up in Ireland, England, Zambia and South Africa. A chapbook, It’s Not all Bad, was published by Heaventree Press in 2009. In 2010 he completed a poetry-film interpretation of the award-winning poem by Ian Duhig, ‘The Lammas Hireling’ (from the 2003 Picador collection of the same name), which premiered at the Zebra Poetry-Film Festival in Berlin. He is the founder and organiser of the weekly Ó Bhéal poetry reading series in Cork city, where he now lives.