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Geraldine Mitchell

Irish poet Geraldine Mitchell’s third collection, Mountains for Breakfast, was launched by Michael Longley at the Mountains to Sea Festival in Dún Laoghaire in March 2017. Mountains for Breakfast  is published by Arlen House, as are her two previous collections, World Without Maps (2011) and Of Birds and Bones (2014).

[cover by Lisa Molina]


The mystery of language, the poetic imagination, and the mind of compassion,
are roughly one and the same, and through poetry perhaps they can keep guiding
the world toward occasional moments of peace, gratitude, and delight. One hesitates
to ask for more.

Gary Snyder


A poem is a smuggling of something back from the otherworld, a prime bit
of shoplifting where you get something out the door before the buzzer goes off.

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill


Poetry gives life a second chance

Seamus Heaney