A beautiful collection of specially-commissioned new poems for children of all ages. Includes poems from leading Irish poets: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Maighread Medbh * Paula Meehan * Brendan Kennelly * Michael Longley * Rita Ann Higgins * Matthew Sweeney * Biddy Jenkinson * Desmond O'Grady * Richard Murphy * Nuala ni Dhomhnaill * Celia de Freine * Cathal O Searcaigh * Frank McGuinness * Julie O'Callaghan * Tom McIntyre * Paul Muldoon * Dermot Bolger * Eilean Ni Chuilleanain * Frank Ormsby * Siobhan Campbell * Dennis O'Driscoll * John Montague * Moya Cannon * Peter Fallon * Mary O'Malley * Micheal O'Siadhail * John F Deane
Published by The O'Brien Press in association with Poetry Ireland. Supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
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 three poetry collections; That Morning Will Come, Carnival, and Clowns and Acrobats. He is a board member of Children's Books Ireland, and works as an independent publishing consultant.