Tides Shifting Across My Sitting Room Floor (2017)


The ineffable tenderness with which Anne Tannam’s poetry chronicles love and loss, and our daily struggles with both, may catch you off guard and leave a sob of recognition in your throat. Anne’s poems render truth with such exquisite clarity, and integrity, that we willingly place our trust in them – certain they are strong enough to carry us too.

Eleanor Hooker, Author of The Shadow Companion & A Tug of Blue





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

‘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, Author