Eleanor Hooker’s debut collection of poems is a rich, distinctive and sometimes unsettling book. The book is full of a mystifying blend of warmth and otherness – of the comfort and strangeness of half-heard whispers on the other side of the door. The poems navigate this uncertain world, moving between the fear and wonder of childhood, and the quiet, surreal reflection of adult life.
Eleanor Hooker lives in North Tipperary. She has a BA from the Open University, an MA in Cultural History from the University of Northumbria, and an MPhil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. She was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series of public readings in 2011. Her poetry has been published in journals in Ireland and the UK, including Agenda, The Stinging Fly, The Shop and Crannóg. She is also a founding member of the Dromineer Literary Festival, on the shore of Lough Derg.