People who have published my poems
7 Towers Agency
Published the Census series of anthologies and other books and held a monthly open mic session in Dublin. Sessions are now called The Sunflower Sessions in recognition of publisher Sarah Sunflower Lundberg who died in 2014. The link above is to the sessions' Facebook page.
UK literary magazine published since 1959. So, venerable but also lively.
Founded in 1976. Articles and reviews about books published in Ireland. Used to publish quite a lot of poetry but alas no more.
Welsh publishers of Envoi magazine and much more since 2005.
Founded in 1975 and one of Ireland's longest-running and well-liked literary magazines.
A long-running and elegant website which publishes a poem a day and keeps its readers up on the news in the world of poetry.
Poetry Ireland Review
Published since 1948 or 1962, depending on how you look at it, Poetry Ireland Review is published by Poetry Ireland which is funded by the Arts Councils in the Republic and in Northern Ireland and has the role of publishing and promoting poetry.
Produced annually by students of the Masters in Literature and Publishing programme at National University of Ireland Galway. Its full name is Review of Postgraduate English Studies.
Founded in 1981 as an alternative voice in Irish literature and named after the "salmon of knowledge" in Irish mythology, Salmon Poetry has published more than 300 volumes including my collection The Blue Guitar in 2011.
One of the first good poetry magazines on the Web and George Simmers has been editing and producing it for the best part of twenty years. The appearance may not have changed much, if at all, in that time, but don't let that fool you. Worth a read.
The Interpreter's House
UK literary magazine first published in 1994. Has published poets like Alison Brackenbury and RS Thomas. Good covers too.
The Poetry Business
Publishers of poetry journal, The North. Publishes collections under the Smith/Doorstop imprint. My short collection of 20 poems, You'e been great, was published by Smith/Doorstop in 2008 as one of the winners of the Poetry Business Award.
Poetry magazine published in the UK since 1984. Although you really shouldn't judge a book by its covers, its covers really are beautiful. Good poetry too!
Other good places
Literary venue and café and a great independent bookshop in Dublin's D'Olier Street. Stocks poetry by writers who are actually alive and not famous as well as those who are dead and/or famous. Also stocks a wide variety of literary magazines. Careful now, it's hard to get out of this place without succumbing to the temptation to buy something.
O'Mahony's Bookshop, Limerick
A great selection of books from what I believe is Limerick's biggest bookshop. I even found my collection The Blue Guitar on its shelves and felt a little shock going through me - that's how it is with people who write poetry.