SIGNALS: an anthology of poetry and prose. Abbey Press Pounds 8.95
Schools which struggle with desktop publishing to produce anthologies will gaze in wonder at the output of Abbey Grammar School, Newry.
The school launched its own press during its arts week last February and this collection of previously unpublished work by the writers who took part in the week, is the stylish, eclectic result. Perfect for fifth or sixth form libraries. Contributors (many, but not all, with Northern Ireland connections) include Ian Duhig (poetry), Glenn Paterson (prose), Tom McCaughren (autobiography) and Douglas Carson (radio drama).
Order from: Abbey Grammar School, Courtenay Hill, Newry, Co Down BT34 2ED, Northern Ireland.