Seamus Cashman (ed.)

Something beginning with P : new poems from Irish poets

The O'Brien press

Dublin, 2004

bibliothèque insulaire
parutions 2004
Something beginning with P / ed. by Seamus Cashman ; ill. by Corrina Askin and Alan Clarke. - Dublin : The O'Brien press, 2004. - 160 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0-86278-868-4

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.

mise-à-jour : 27 décembre 2005