Six Turas Press Books: A Review

Elliptical Movements

Earth Music, Eithne Lannon, Turas Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0-9957916-71, €12.00

Exposure, Julie-ann Rowell, Turas Press, 2019, ISBN 978-0-9957916-9-5, €12.00

So Long, Calypso, Liz McSkeane, Turas Press, 2017, ISBN 978-0-9957916-0-2, €12.00

bind, Christine Murray, Turas Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9957916-4-0, €12.00

Crunch, Anamaría Crowe Serrano, Turas Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0-9957916-2-6, €12.00

White Horses, Jo Burns, Turas Press, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9957916-5-7, €12.00

Turas is a relatively new independent publisher based in Dublin and, on the evidence of these books, open to a diversity of approach that is refreshing indeed.

Eithne Lannon’s debut collection is primarily imagistic in style, and she captures the actuality of moments in space and time with an admirable economy:

The wild meadow weave, the strand,

places of late summer, autumn-

a stone skimming water, suspended

in air, its slow motion glide punctuated

by the drop, touch, rise of a ghostly presence

(from ‘Thin…

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