Shine On: New Irish Writing

Shine On: New Irish Writing

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Shine On is a major anthology of new Irish poetry and prose, in support of the Irish charity Shine. Edited and with an introduction by Pat Boran, the anthology offers a fascinating snapshot of the wealth and diversity of Irish writing today.

Contributors include John Montague, Brendan Kennelly, Eilean Ní Chuilleanáin, Colm Tóibín, Kevin Barry, Alex Barclay, Colum McCann, Claire Keegan, Paula Meehan, Macdara Woods, Paul Durcan, Sinead Morrissey, Rita Ann Higgins, Harry Clifton, Dennis O’Driscoll, and many more.

Pat Boran was born in Portlaoise, Ireland in 1963 and currently lives in Dublin. He has published four collections of poetry, including his New and Selected Poems (Dedalus, 2005). His most recent title is his memoir The Invisible Prison: Scenes from an Irish Childhood (Dedalus, 2009). A former editor of Poetry Ireland Review and presenter of The Poetry Programme on RTÉ Radio 1, he has also edited Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler (2006) and Flowing, Still: Irish Poets on Irish Poetry (Dedalus, 2009). In 2007 he was elected to the membership of Aosdána.