Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words book IHF

Update: Sept 24 2022. Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words at No 8 in Bestseller list!

Our book of poetry, ‘Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words’, edited by Mary Shine Thompson, was published by Gill Books this autumn.

This collection provides the gift of words at a time when words can be hard to find and is designed to speak to the fears and concerns that illness and approaching death awaken. 

Created in conjunction with Poetry Ireland and including poems from Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Emily Dickinson and Paul Durcan, plus new commissions, this is a collection of words to comfort in the most troubled times. Whether you or a loved one are facing the end of life, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone close, you will find solace and refuge here.

Arts & Creative Engagement Officer at IHF, Dominic Campbell said:

“It’s made to be used. It is robust enough to make it last and portable so that it could pop up anywhere… in your pocket, in hospitals, in GP surgeries.” 

Read a review in The Irish Examiner.

If you would like to order a copy for yourself or as a gift for a friend, visit Easons, Dubray Books or Book Station web sites. Available in all good bookshops now.