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Authors: Pete Mullineaux

Published by Salmon Poetry

ISBN: 9781907056635

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Session – the word used to describe informal gatherings featuring traditional Irish music – is Pete Mullineaux’s second collection with Salmon Poetry.

At the age of 13, his poem ‘Harvest Festival’ appeared in the Macmillan anthology Poetry & Song, and this latest collection continues a lifetime fascination with the twin worlds of poetry and music: Pete also plays the guitar, mandolin and fiddle. These are poems with elements of lyric, narrative and song, exploring and celebrating the presence of music in human interaction and in nature. Paying tribute to the ‘music’ in poets such as Heaney and Yeats along the way, this is an innovative, sometimes humorous, but ultimately thought-provoking creative study.

“Gorgeous and resonant with a stunning final blow.”
Ailbhe Darcy, The Stinging Fly

“Mullineaux is a profoundly sensitive poet, while some lines are so grimly funny I’m genuinely jealous I didn’t think of them first.”
Kevin Higgins

Pete Mullineaux is originally from Bristol. In London in the 1980s he was a noted performer on the poetry and music scenes, appearing at major events like Glastonbury and national CND protests alongside such luminaries as E.P. Thompson and The Pogues. Since 1991 he has settled in Galway, where he works as an artist and is involved in a variety of educational projects. His plays have been produced in Galway, London and on RTE radio. Published throughout Ireland, UK, France and the USA, his debut full poetry collection, A Father’s Day, appeared from Salmon in 2008.
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