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 has been founded to publish occasional books of poetry and literature. Its first books, in 2013, will initiate a series of ‘Pocket Poems’ in hardback, of poets whose poems so far have been available only in various separate volumes.[button link=”http://runepress.ie/index.php/run-press-pocket-poems/” color=”grey” size=”small” target=”_self”]Pocket Poems[/button]

An imprint of Rún Press, Parmenides Books (www.parmenidesbooks.ie) publishes softback and E-book editions of ‘crossover’ books in the fields of poetry, psychology, and neuroscience. Rún Press also distributes occasional books from Stone Flower Press, Canada.
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THE DEVIL’S MAKING.  A Victorian Detective Mystery  by Seán Haldane.

Publication date 9 May 2013. Price £12. Published in Canada by Stone Flower Press. Distributed world-wide by Rún Press.[/notification]
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[notification type=”default”]THE RÚN POCKET POEMS series will be launched in June 2014 in Dublin and London with The Poems of Valentin Iremonger and The Poems of Martin Seymour-Smith[/notification][/one]

[two][image url=”http://runepress.ie/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/iremonger4.jpg” width=”150″ height=”200″ link=”” target=”_self” border=”false” align=”alignleft” margins=”0,10,0,0″ alt=”” title=”” lightbox=”none” preload=”false” caption=”” caption_position=”caption-bottomleft” caption_size=”” caption_link=”” caption_link_text=”View »” ]This collection is as close to complete as we have found possible: it includes all poems from his published volumes and a few unpublished. Click photos for more info.[/two] [two_last][image url=”http://runepress.ie/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MartinSeymourSmithThumb.jpg” width=”150″ height=”200″ link=”” target=”_self” border=”false” align=”alignleft” margins=”0,10,0,0″ alt=”” title=”” lightbox=”none” preload=”false” caption=”” caption_position=”caption-bottomleft” caption_size=”” caption_link=”” caption_link_text=”View »” ]Contains all poems from his published volumes, a selection of translations, and unpublished poems. This collection enables Seymour-Smith, widely known as a critic and encyclopaedist of literature, to take his rightful place as a pre-eminent 20th century English poet.
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For information about the main publisher / editor see www.seanhaldane.com