Joan McBreen


Winter in the Eye The Transition Year at Clifden Community school has always allowed space for the development of the imagination, and has inspired creativity. This years's class has certainly maintained that vision. Katie Budd, Joseph Aspell and Daniel Conneely headed the editorial board of The Cliften Anthology and it's wonderful to see the results of that work within this volume. The book features prose, short stories, poetry and social commentary - all triggering, detonating and whispering together. "Without doubt, the writers in this anthology have brought great excitement into the lives of students and the wider community." Brendan Flynn Cliften Community School, August 2004

Winter in the Eye Something Beginning with P published by the O’Brien Press in association with Poetry Ireland, is a collection of new poems for children including poems from leading Irish poets: Seamus Heaney, Thomas Kinsella, Máighréad Medbh, Paula Meehan, Brendan Kennelly, Michael Longley, Rita Ann Higgins, Matthew Sweeney, Biddy Jenkinson, Desmond O’Grady, Paula Meehan, Joan McBreen, Nuala ní Dhomhnaill, Celia de Fréine, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Frank McGuinness, Julie O’Callaghan, Tom McIntyre, Paul Muldoon, Dermot Bolger, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Frank Ormsby, Siobhán Campbell, Dennis O’Driscoll, John Montague, Moya Cannon, Peter Fallon, Mary O’Malley, Micheal O’Siadhail and John F Deane to name but a few.