A collection of poems that could be read at funerals; traditional burials or cremations. Poems for now, when many need a different way to express their loss, and may or may not choose a religious ceremony. Linking this with the traditional ways we in Ireland cope with and honour the dead.
Anne Le Marquand Hartigan is a prize-winning poet, playwright and painter. She trained as a painter at Reading University, England. She returned to Co Louth, Ireland, in 1962 with her husband Tim Hartigan where they farmed and reared their six children. She now lives in Dublin. To Keep The Light Burning is her sixth collection of poetry. The others are Nourishment (2005), Immortal Sins (1993), her award winning long poem with Anne's drawings, Now is a Moveable Feast (1991), all published by Salmon. Her prose work includes Clearing The Space, the Why of Writing, published in 1996 by Salmon Publishing.