The Stern Wave
Published by Salmon Poetry
As the title suggests, this collection takes the environment as its central theme, alerting us to the flood waters to come. Quirky, at times sentimental and at times shocking, Noel King also casts his gaze over Irish peacekeepers in the Lebanon, a budding comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe, a Trinidadian teenager, a Cornish miner, even a housewife rejected by her Gaelic football-loving husband.
Each of these poems, written over the past eight years, have been recognised with publication in literary journals: from Crannog, Southword and The Stinging Fly in Ireland, to the Spectator and The London Magazine in the UK.
Noel King’s first collection, Prophesying the Past, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2010 and twice reprinted. His poetry, stories and articles have been published in over thirty countries, from Poetry Ireland Review to California Quarterly to Bongos of the World in Japan. He regularly appears at reading events across Ireland, and lives in Tralee, Co. Kerry.