Poetry International

Delighted to have some poems from Zinger online at the Poetry International web site. I’ve been a fan of this site for a long time; it’s a brilliant resource for checking out new work from poets all over the world – in the original languages and in translation. In fact, Poetry International is probably the closest thing we have in Europe at the moment to the Chicago based Poetry Foundation’s wonderfully expansive web site.

Anyway, there are four new poets from Ireland up on the site this week: Macdara Woods, Sinead Morrissey, Aifric Mac Aodha & me. Thanks to Mike Begnal for his introductory piece and to the editor of the Irish pages, Billy Ramsell, for putting it together.

Black State Cars Redux

Black State Cars (Salmon Poetry, 2004)
The Kindle edition of my first collection, Black State Cars, has just been published by Salmon Poetry. It’s a new edition with several of the poems revised versions of the ones that appeared ten years ago in the original paperback.

The cover, designed by Siobhan Hutson at Salmon Poetry, is based on a photo by Russian photographer Victor Akhlomov. 

The Kindle edition is available to download from Amazon. The original paperback edition is also available and can be ordered direct from the Salmon Poetry website.


Zinger News

Zinger (Salmon Poetry, 2013)It’s been a good start to 2014 with the first review of the year coming in the shape of a nice piece by poet & critic Kevin Higgins in the Galway Advertiser last Thursday.

‘Alan Jude Moore’s poems are not concerned with being fashionable and, yet, are strikingly modern. Zinger is a ground breaking work of singular quality.’

(The full article, including reviews of new collections from Elaine Feeney and Fred Johnston, can be read online here).

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And in other Zinger related news, I have a couple of readings coming up: The Monday Echo at The International Bar, Wicklow St., Dublin 2 on 20th January & Over the Edge in Galway on 14th March.

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In case you’re wondering how to get your hands on a copy, Zinger is available direct from the Salmon Poetry online bookstore or you can ask for it in your local bookshop and help support independent small presses.

For enquiries regarding availability for readings or events you can get in touch via the Contact form on this site.

For further information on the book, or to request a review copy, please contact Salmon Poetry at info@salmonpoetry.com or telephone +353 (0)65 708 1941.

Zinger Review & Readings

Nice review of Zinger in the Galway Advertiser yesterday by poet & critic Kevin Higgins.

‘Alan Jude Moore is a rarity among Irish poets in that his influences are neither Yeats – certainly not the Yeats of ‘Easter 1916’ – nor Kavanagh nor Heaney nor any Irish poet. Instead, his guides are the great Italian Montale, Russian poetry, perhaps the French symbolists and, I think, Pablo Neruda.

His poems are not concerned with being fashionable and, yet, are strikingly modern. In the first two lines of ‘The Futurist’ his originality is on full display: “Somewhere there is your love/Lying in wait like an escalator.” Love has been compared to many things but never before, so far as I’m aware, an escalator.

‘The Power Station Looms Over The Bay’ is a socio-political poem of the most profound sort: “Rise rise twin chimneys rise rise above my mother’s street/of concrete gardens dying mechanics and crumbling railway arches.”

Into the mercilessly disquieting ‘Henry Ford’ Moore crams both “Nazi Party meeting minutes” and that far more sinister document “the early evening television schedule/of talent shows and pageants”. Zinger is a ground breaking work of singular quality.’

The full article, including reviews of new collections from Elaine Feeney and Fred Johnston, can be read online here.

In other Zinger related news, I have a couple of readings coming up: The Monday Echo at The International Bar, Wicklow St., Dublin 2 on 20th January & Over the Edge in Galway on 14th March.

For further information, or to request a review copy, please contact Salmon Poetry at info@salmonpoetry.com or telephone +353 (0)65 708 1941.

For enquiries regarding availability for readings or events please contact the author directly at www.alanjudemoore.com

Zinger is available to order from the Salmon Poetry website or from good bookshops.