Cashman is the founder of one of Ireland's leading literary and cultural publishing houses, Wolfhound Press. The new poems in this collection reflect Cashman's sense of place and of the spiritual groundings of daily life characteristic of his early poems. Secrets, a sequence of thirteen poems written following a visit to Palestine, are passionate responses to contemporary political tragedy, abuse of human rights, and love of homeland. Poems in section two, Opening Doors, dance between childhood, and parenthood, catch glimpses in mirrors and are `Flying skies'. Here are accessible, confident poems by a poet whose lyrical voice captivates. "In a sure, measured voice, Cashman shows that natural beauty and family affection are the same in Jerusalem and Portmarnock."--Booklist. "A deftly written and highly recommended peice of poetry." The Midwest Book Review
Published by Salmon Poetry, this copy is signed and dedicated -
'To Barney, thank you for your generous comments and invitation to read at the White House - Seamus Cashman' 1st Feb 2012
Barney Sheehan was the longtime host of the White House Poetry Readings in Limerick City.