POETRY

THE ISLAND RESCUE (Melos Press, 2007)

The Island Rescue
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A collection of poems ranging from the personal and lyric to the politically committed that was awarded the First Collection Prize at the Listowel Writers' Week festival.

David Morley wrote:

“There is a kindness in William Palmer's poems: a generosity of perception, language and melody (read him aloud), but he is also generous in his poems' precision and economy. William Palmer's poetry never excludes readers but it does challenge them at the same time as it charms them. He is one of our most interesting poets, and his work in The Island Rescue is a complete delight.”

AN INSTRUCTION FROM MADAME S. (Rack Press, 2009)

A collection of poems of place; how we change the rooms and landscapes in which we live, and how we are changed by them, whether our home, an anonymous hotel, a foreign city, or a wilderness.