The next issue of Poetry Ireland Review contains ten illuminating responses from contemporary poets to a question suggested by Patrick Kavanagh almost sixty years ago: Do we value poets in Ireland? And are our poets today assured of a more respectful hearing than in Kavanagh’s time? The books reviewed include first titles from the two newest Irish publishers, Turas Press and SurVision, along with recent collections from Damian Smyth, Ailbhe Darcy, and Ciaran Berry. Also included is Gerald Dawe’s tribute to the late, great Richard Murphy, delivered at the Richard Murphy Memorial Service at Clifden, on 16 June 2018. The issue features new poems from Vona Groarke, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Emma Must, Quinlan Cobbet, Paul Jeffcutt and Penelope Shuttle, along with Eavan Boland’s always inspirational editorial and a selection from the best of Irish visual art.