Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor


The second collection of poems from Irish page and performance poet, Anne Tannam.

“A profound and tender read that requires cups of tea, a sense of humour and a packet of tissues. At turns comforting and heart-breaking, the poems address life and death without sentimentality as the poet skillfully navigates relationships with loved ones, herself and the world around her with a conversational ease that left me stumped. There are few collections of poetry that have touched me so deeply.”
— Alvy Carragher

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Salmon Poetry 2011 ISBN 978-1-91066-79-2

Anne Tannam’s. ‘Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor’ maps loss and grieving, navigating through their disorientation effects, charting them with the eye of a careful documentarian. There is something universal captured in the specific and the deeply personal. The reader comes away  feeling that the poet is working hard to sift lessons from this loss so she can share them with us, a worthwhile and generous project. 

Grace Wilentz, Poetry Ireland Review