Rún is the Old Norse spelling of ‘rune’ and it came into Irish where it means ‘inscription’, ‘intent’, ‘secret’, and by extension a secret or treasured love. It has also been borrowed into Finnish where ‘runo’ means ‘poem’. The poets Robert Graves and Valentin Iremonger in a correspondence in 1944 described poetry as ‘a shared secret’.
Rún Press publishes substantial collections of poems, and books about poetry, by poets whose work is already known through previous publications. Founded in 2013 as Run Press Ltd in Cork, Ireland, as of 2017 it is based in London, UK. Its imprint, Parmenides Books (www.parmenidesbooks.ie) publishes ‘crossover’ books between literature and neuroscience.
David Cameron – The Bright Tethers, Poems 1988-2016
THE RÚN POCKET POEMS
The Poems of Valentin Iremonger
This collection is as close to complete as we have found possible: it includes all poems from his published volumes and a few unpublished.