Mícheál McCann

Mícheál McCann is from Derry. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry Ireland Review, The Manchester Review, and Queering the Green. He is the author of two pamphlets, Safe Home (Green Bottle Press, 2020) and Keeper (fourteen poems, 2022).

Waking Light


A limited edition accordion-style book designed and handmade by bookbinder and artist Éilís Murphy of Folded Leaf.


Photos © Éilís Murphy of Folded Leaf

Praise for Waking Light

‘To encounter this collaboration – weaving word and image into such a singular object – felt to me like catching a brief snatch of birdsong on the wind, four distinct artistic voices rising in unison, pure and clear. Beautiful.’ — Doireann Ní Ghríofa

‘Tender, haunted, filled with breath and journey. This is a book of dreamtime delights.’ — Annemarie Ní Churreáin

‘This is a beautiful and memorable piece of work, and it’s stunningly produced – a must-have!’  — Kevin Barry