While my thoughts are with the people of Japan this St. Patrick's Day, I'd like to take a moment to introduce Doire Press, a new publishing house started by an Irish poet John Walsh and a former writer from the Pacific Northwest who is now living in Ireland, Lisa Frank. Chopping Wood With T.S. Eliot is John's most recent collection, published by Salmon Press in County Clare. It is available through your local bookseller and Amazon.
For more information about the poetry and literary fiction published by Doire's Press's visit: http://www.doirepress.com/site/HOME.html
Another title of interest for St. Patrick's Day is my own book Weaving Tapestry in Rural Ireland. This collection of contemporary textiles, photographs, and personal essays explores how young artists in Gleanncolmcille, Donegal, Ireland, with the help of elder mentors from their village, formed a weaving cooperative called, Taipeis Gael. The book cover is featured on this blog. For more details see: