A Socialist’s Dozen  12 pages Three Spires Press Cork 1990

The Misogynist’s Blue Nightmare – A Long Poem 29 pages Raven Arts Press Dublin 1990

Love Poems 26 pages Three Spires Press Cork 1993

The True Story of Aoife and Lir’s Children & other poems 20 pages Three Spires Press Cork 2002

Återuppståndelser 16 pages Carl Forsbergs Bokförlag Göteburg 2007  

Perplexed Skin 96 pages Arlen House Galway 2008

Making Music 64 pages Three Spires Press Cork 2009

No One Knows 8o pages Macedonian-English bilingual edition PNV Publications, Skopje, 2014

Sonic White Poise 82 pages Dedalus Press Dublin 2021




Moosebeetle Swallow poems by Andres Ehin translated from the Estonian with Taavi Tatsi 64 pages Southword Editions Cork 2005

The Belling poems by  László Lator translated from the Hungarian with divers hands 64 pages Southword Editions Cork 2005


A s Editor

The Cloverdale Anthology of Irish Poetry Vol 1 Three Spires Press 1992

The Cloverdale Anthology of Irish Poetry Vol 2 Three Spires Press 1993

Irish Vegetarian Cookery Three Spires Press 1993

Irish Vegetarian Cookery 2nd edition Killeen Books 1996


I edited three issues of the poetry journal The Steeple in the early 90s

Currently I’m editor of Southword and Southword Editions

Poems from Pandemia Southword Editions Cork 2021


I have guest-edited a number of journals including Poetry
September 2015


Anthologies I’ve contributed to include:


Raven Introductions 5 Raven Arts Press, Dublin 1987

Separate Islands – British and Irish Poetry, Quarry Press, Ontario 1990

The Great Book of Ireland – Poetry Ireland, Dublin 1990

The Living Landscape Anthology - West Cork Arts Centre 1992

Irish Poetry Now  - Wolfhound Press, Dublin 1992

The Irish Eros - Gill and MacMillan, Dublin 1996

Jumping Off Shadows - Cork University Press 1996

However Blow the Winds - Scop Press, Newfoundland 2004

Poeti D'Europa Centro Studi Letterari, Alvito, Italy 2005

Something Beginning with P - O’Brien Press, Dublin 2006

Our Shared Japan - Dedalus Press, Dublin 2007

Dogs Singing - Salmon Publishing, Co. Clare 2010

Jeune Poésie d'Irlande, Poètes de Munster 1960-2015, Editions Illador, Versailles, 2015

Even the Daybreak - 35 Years of Salmon Poetry, Salmon Publishing, Co. Clare, 2016

On The Banks, Cork City in Poems and Songs, The Collins Press, Cork, 2016

11 Irish Poets, PNV Publications, Skopje,, 2016

Reading the Future, New Writing from Ireland, Arlen House, Dublin, 2018

Cork Words, Cork City Library, Cork, 2020

Poems from Pandemia, Southword Editions, Cork, 2020

The SHOp Anthology, The Liffy Press, Dublin, 2020










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