Eamonn Lynskey's Poetry and Reading Blog



poetry and reading blog.

RECENT POSTS: See ‘recent posts’ and ‘books. for short reviews of the Joyce Carol Oates novels ‘We Were the Mulvaneys’ and ‘A Book of American Martyrs’. Also see a review of my latest book in the Reviews section.

Eamonn Lynskey was born in Dublin in 1948. In early life he worked  in various officeNo3.jpg jobs, and later as a teacher and Adult Education Organiser. His poetry has been published widely since it first appeared in the 1980s in the Irish Press ‘New Irish Writing’ page edited by David Marcus. Publications in which his work has featured include Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, SHOp, The Stinging Fly, The Stony Thursday Book,  Crannog, The Irish Times, Skylight47, Orbis (UK) and online at Southword, Stepaway (UK) and Northwest Words.

Eamonn was nominated for Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and was a finalist in the Strokestown International Poetry Competition. He holds an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. He took part in a reading organised in association with the University of London’s Human Rights consortium and the Keats House Poets at the Stanza Festival in St Andrews in Scotland in March 2014. He will participate in the yearly Association of Writers and Writing Programmes (AWP) conference In Tampa, Florida, this year (2018) with Salmon Publishing and gratefully acknowledges a grant from Culture Ireland to defray his costs of attendence.

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Eamonn’s third poetry collection, It’s Time’, was published by Salmon Poetry last year (2017). It is available in ‘Books Upstairs’ in Dublin and on the Salmon website. Of this collection, poet Gerald Dawe wrote:

‘Eamonn Lynskey’s poems live on the edge of things – people’s ordinary lives as much as global concerns – and like all edges they can be razor-sharp. His is a voice unafraid to speak about political urgencies but also well sourced in everyday language and available form. A thought-provoking, unsettling collection of questions rather than answers’ 

and Liz McManus , novelist and chairperson of the Irish Writers Centre, wrote:

‘such a joy to come across some old friends of poems which are as full of passion and compassion as ever’.

A review of this book can be found in the Reviews section 

Eamonn’s other two collections are Dispatches & Recollections’, published by Lapwing (Belfast 1998: ISBN 1898472351) which is available from Lapwing, and ‘And Suddenly the Sun Again’ published by Seven Towers (Dublin 2010: ISBN 978 0 9562033 6 6), available from Amazon.         






  1. I would appreciate more visual materials, to make your blog more attractive, but your writing style really compensates it. But there is always place for improvement


    Comment by Johnnw — July 4, 2010 @ 2:25

    • I’m only just at the beginning of learning how to get visuals going, but am learning as fast as I can. thanks for the compliments on my writing. I really appreciate them


      Comment by tvivf — July 21, 2010 @ 2:25

  2. […] HOMEPAGE June 2010 2 comments 3 […]


    Pingback by 2010 in review « TVIVF — January 2, 2011 @ 2:25

  3. Sincere congratulations Eamonn for winning the award “Heinrih Boll”.
    Many more awards to come.

    All the very best,



    Comment by Xenophon Papanastassiou — January 11, 2011 @ 2:25

    • Thanks. Hope to see you soon!


      Comment by tvivf — January 12, 2011 @ 2:25

  4. Thanks Mari. Yes, definitely. Prepare to be scandalised!


    Comment by tvivf — January 18, 2011 @ 2:25

  5. Greetings fellow Seven Towers’ poet–I like your blog very much, in fact you’ve given me some good ideas on organizing and neatening my own blog. I’ve also, for the first time, been reading your poems. Very nice! Hope we meet.

    Robert Malloy


    Comment by mallorb — April 27, 2013 @ 2:25

    • Sorry for delay in replying. Thanks for the comment. I keep the blog content more or less strictly on poetry and writing generally. I only put up work that has been previously published by someone other than me. There are far too many people publishing their own work on-line and the result is that a lot of mediocre stuff (or worse) appears. I’m not saying that my previously-published stuff is Nobel-quality but at least I can always say that someone else, of reputation, thought it good enough to include. I wish you all the best of fortune with your own work.


      Comment by tvivf — May 6, 2013 @ 2:25

  6. Eamonn. What a lovely review of my poem.Thank you very much for your generosity. Geraldine Mills

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    Comment by Geraldine Mills — December 20, 2015 @ 2:25

    • Great poem!


      Comment by tvivf — December 21, 2015 @ 2:25

  7. eamonn, did you attend the literary society at the Brazen Head many moons ago.


    Comment by Noirin Healy nee Mitchell — February 8, 2017 @ 2:25

    • Yes I did. And what great times they were. I remember you very well and hope you are in good spirits!


      Comment by tvivf — February 8, 2017 @ 2:25

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