Poetry Ireland Review

Poetry Ireland Review is a journal of Irish poetry published three times a year by Poetry Ireland, the national Irish poetry organisation.[1]

Poetry Ireland Review
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FrequencyThree times a year
PublisherPoetry Ireland
Year founded1948

Poetry Ireland Review publishes the work of both emerging and established Irish and international poets. In line with keeping the journal fresh, vibrant and progressive it usually appoints a new editor for every four journals. An original Poetry Ireland journal appeared in April 1948, edited by David Marcus. It reappeared in Autumn 1962, published by Dolmen Press and edited by John Jordan with an editorial board of James Liddy, James J. McAuley and Richard Weber.

Poetry Ireland Review in its current format appeared in 1981, edited by John Jordan and is administrated by Poetry Ireland.

List of Poetry Ireland Review Editors[2]
John Jordan 1–8
Thomas McCarthy 9–12
Conleth Ellis and Rita E. Kelly 13
Terence Brown 14–17
Ciarán Cosgrove 18–19
Dennis O'Driscoll 20–21
John Ennis and Rory Brennan 22–23
John Ennis 24–25
Micheal O'Siadhail 26–29
Máire Mhac an tSaoi 30–33
Peter Denman 34–37
Pat Boran 38
Seán Ó Cearnaigh 39
Pat Boran 40–42
Chris Agee 43–44
Moya Cannon 45–48
Liam Ó Muirthile 49
Michael Longley 50
Liam Ó Muirthile 51–52
Frank Ormsby 53–56
Catherine Phil Mac Carthy 57–60
Mark Roper 61–64
Biddy Jenkinson 65–68
Maurice Harmon 69–72
Eva Bourke 76
Peter Sirr 77–91
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin 92–95
Caitríona O'Reilly 96–99
Paul Muldoon 100
Caitríona O'Reilly 101–104
John F. Deane 105–112
Vona Groarke 113–120
Eavan Boland 121–129
Colette Bryce 130–

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Poetry Ireland Review". Poetry Ireland Review. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Back Issues, Poetry Ireland Review". Poetry Ireland Review. Retrieved 23 January 2020.

Further informationEdit

  • ‘The Reception of Contemporary Scottish Poetry in Ireland: The Case of Poetry Ireland Review’, by Val Nolan, in The Enclave of My Nation: Cross-currents in Irish and Scottish Studies, eds. Shane Alcobia-Murphy and Margret Maxwell (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2008). ISBN 978-1-906108-03-8