As if it Meant Something

Steve Denehan

Renard Press



ISBN: 9781804470299


Publication date: 1 March 2023

Rights: World



Eventually, she spoke.
If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry,
she said, as she did neither.’

The fifth poetry collection from an award-winning poet, As if it Meant Something is a startlingly beautiful, wide-ranging selection that lays the tapestry of life beautifully bare.

Dealing with the mundane and profound, everyday experiences sit alongside the devastating decay caused by domestic violence and terminal illness, the soaring beauty of the Irish coastline and love, art, thought.

Steve Denehan

Steve Denehan lives in Kildare in Ireland with his wife Eimear and daughter Robin. He is the author of two chapbooks and four poetry collections. Winner of the Anthony Cronin Poetry Award and twice winner of the Irish Times’ New Irish Writing, his numerous publication credits include Poetry Ireland Review and Westerly.