Poems for When You Can’t Find the Words – A comforting collection from The Irish Hospice Foundation
The new book created in conjunction with Poetry Ireland, includes poems from Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly, Emily Dickinson and Paul Durcan. It is a lovely collection of words to comfort in the most troubled times. Whether you or a loved one are facing the end of life, or if you’re grieving the loss of someone close, you will find solace and refuge here.
Mary Shine Thompson
The author, Mary Shine Thompson formerly lectured at St Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Dublin City University. Her PhD is in Anglo-Irish Literature. She was called to the bar in 2016 and is a board member of Fire Station Arts Studios and of Restorative Justice Services. Recent publications by the author include ‘Westmeath: literary “stories so far”’ in Westmeath: History and Society, and Skelligs Haul by Michael Kirby (ed.). She is a former chair of Poetry Ireland, the national organisation connecting poetry and people.