DESCRIPTION : This beautifully illustrated book
of newly commissioned poetry for young readers brings together
work from many of the leading names in Irish poetry — poems
from over 100 internationally acclaimed poets and established
national voices including Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Paul
Muldoon, Dennis O'Driscoll, Thomas Kinsella, Medbh McGuckian,
Des Egan, Siobhán Campbell and Paul Meehan, among others.
Written and published for young
readers from ages 5 to 12, this is a book about words, voices,
play, song, fun — the perfect channels for ideas, for discoveries.
The poems range from serious to trivial, from simple rhyming
verse forms to a long poem for four voices. The texte is illustrated
by two leading Irish artists in colour and black and white, giving
the book a dynamic and modern visual « come-hither »
to entice young readers.
❙ Seamus Cashman established
Wolfhound Press Ltd in 1974 as a literary and cultural publishing
house, and as publisher until 2001 won an international reputation
for the press, earning many design, publishing and children's
book awards over the years. A former teacher and book editor,
his own published works include two co-edited and lasting volumes,
Irish Poems for Young People and Proverbs and Sayings
of Ireland. He is author of two poetry collections, Carnival
and Clowns and Acrobats. He is a board member of Children's Books
Ireland, and works as an independent publishing consultant.