Poetry‏‏‎ Gro‏‏‎up Booklist

Solas Nua's Poetry Book Group meets on the third Monday of every month.

The first Solas Nua Poetry Book Group started in spring 2020, with the arrival of the Covid-19 pandemic. The group meets on Zoom, where it remains, for now. Poetry selections have included established poets such as Seamus Heaney, Paula Meehan, and Eavan Boland. Emerging poets are of particular interest and have included Sean Hewitt, and  Doireann Ní Gríofa. Activities go beyond monthly discussions of a book, the group regularly collaborates with the Solas Nua team, giving valuable input into programming ideas.

There is no membership, anyone is free to join!

Find out about Solas Nua's Fiction Book Group, and Nonfiction Book Group.


  • January 18 - Doireann ni Griofa, Lies (2018) – Bilingual Irish/English

  • February 15 - Siobhán Campbell, Heat Signature (2017) – Available from www.bookstore.org

  • March 15 - Derek Mahon, Washing Up (Oct 20, 2020) – Only available from the publisher: www.gallerypress.com/product/mahon-washing-up

  • April 19 - Sinéad Morrissey, Found Architecture (2020) – Available from www.blackwells.co.uk, $16.68 with free shipping to the US

  • May 17 - Nick Laird, Feel Free (2018)

  • June 21 - Conor O'Callaghan, Live Streaming (2018)

  • July 12 - Colette Bryce, Selected Poems (2017)

  • August 9 - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Collected Poems (2021)

  • September 13 - Paul Muldoon, Selected Poems 1968-2014 (2016)

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