The Boiler Room

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‘The Boiler Room’ brims with the perfectly distilled poems of one man’s life. Shining with truth, honesty and wit, their themes are recognisable: delivering real life experience page after page.  – Martina Evans

‘Integrity, restraint and acute attention to detail are the hallmarks of this debut collection from Frank Farrelly, a lyrical poet fully in touch with his craft. These poems will lift your heart. – Audrey Molloy

‘This collection is distinctly satisfying; for the well-chosen word, the apt comparison, for how the tender and at times reluctant voice negotiates its subject matter, for how the reader finds her or himself sharing the poet’s own nuanced and salutary self-reveal. It animates the vagaries of us, for us—the human in the communal. –  Edward Denniston



Frank Farrelly lives in his native Waterford. He is a retired English teacher. He won the Rush Poetry Prize and was runner up in the Fish Prize, Poets Meet Politics, North West Words, and The Doolin Prize. He published a chapbook in 2017, Close To Home, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series 2019. Recently he was Highly Commended in the Blue Nib Chapbook Contest. This is his first poetry collection.


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