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Eileen Carney Hulme draws inspiration from the big skies and deserted beaches in the beautiful far North of Scotland. Her poetry is the landscape of the heart and mixes spiritual and physical closeness through powerful images. She writes with a natural insight into the complex issues of love and loss, never mawkish or over sentimental but with refreshing clarity and honesty.

These are poems that celebrate life’s journey infused with a natural sense of movement and energy. They are living breathing poems that shift and shape through time, graceful and remarkably honest. The energy of the poems ebbs and flows to match mood and recurring themes of relationships, love and loss interweaved with the magic and mystery of places and the elements.

Eileen Carney Hulme's quiet presence in poetry becomes more and more compelling. The poems in this new book The Space Between Rain sparkle throughout with a delicate philosophical light, and tackle their subjects head-on to wrest from them their weather and atmosphere. It's a book for re-reading, which more than fulfils the promise of Stroking The Air.

Sally Evans, Poetry Scotland

In The Space Between Rain Eileen Carney Hulme carves out a wealth of spaces – spaces for the reader to enter; spaces where small twists in events open up vistas to emotional and physical landscapes; spaces that hint at the strange and tease at the corners of perception. Beautifully understated, humane and lyrical, Carney Hulme’s second collection is a long-awaited delight.  

Dr Jan Fortune-Wood, Cinnamon Press

Eileen Carney Hulme weaves spells with her words. Her poems enchant with their delicately crafted imagery and sheer musicality. Hulme writes of morning souls and shamans, of hieroglyphs and fallen leaves; her territory is no less than that intimate space that defines us as being human.  

Nessa O’Mahony

ISBN 978-1-907401-12-1

PP 84

PUB DATE 1st June 2010




Readers of the work of prize-winning poet Eileen Carney Hulme do not easily forget the hauntingly beautiful poems contained in this acclaimed first collection. Liverpool poet Brian Patten said of the book ‘…there is a clarity and honesty about the poems that lifts them above fads and fashions.’ Martyn Holroyd, editor of Poetry Monthly, described her work by saying, ‘Eileen Carney Hulme's work is crisply observant while retaining a spiritual essence that touches the natural landscape within the sensitive reader.’ American best selling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder wrote ‘Her poems go deep, squeezing the heart and touching even the most intimate, secret corners of the soul. I keep a copy of her book, Stroking The Air on my desk and reach for it often, revisiting each page gladly.’ To read further excerpts from some of the superb reviews please visit here.

Eileen’s work continuously appears in small press poetry magazines, anthologies and poetry websites.

You can visit Eileen's website here.

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