21st Century Renaissance is an independent publisher focusing on history, illustration and poetry. It places the highest value on the imagination and skills of the writers, illustrators and designers — all based in Ireland — who create its books and art works. All production details: editing, design, print, binding are completed in Ireland when possible. Exhibition prints from The Visual Time Traveller are made using archival pigment inks on Copperhouse Cotton Rag.
21CR books are not sold on Amazon
West of Ireland contact Pádraic Ó Flatharta
Dublin contact Alison Hackett
God Lives in Norway and Goes by Christie €22 (incl. postage)
BEST SELLER #2 Hodges Figgis, week of 2 August 2021
Arnie Yasinski Anchored in his present life in Ireland, swimming at the Forty Foot in the opening poem, Arnie reflects on his peripatetic past, including being one of the young men in the US draft lottery for Vietnam. He sees these as his "post" poems. Post America. Post longing. Post ambition. Post middle age. Listen to Arnie reading from the collection — starting with the opening poem "Changing":
Knot of Toads €25 (incl. postage)
illustrated by Nick Geoghegan with haikus Have you ever heard of a conspiracy of lemurs? A band of gorillas? Find out more about this educational-but-fun picture book for kids that adults will also enjoy.
Proposition €20 (incl postage)
Debut collection of poetry by Arnie Yasinski. Written over 20 years.
The Visual Time Traveller from €85 incl postage
500 Years of history, art and science in 100 unique designs.
Dedicated website here and a Visual Time Traveller YouTube channel based on an extended interview with the author, Alison Hackett
Yours etc Letters printed in Irish and British papers 2010-2017
€35 incl postage
One 1960's born Cork woman's opinions on anything and everything from Brexit, tax, and morality to science, sex and education
Crabbing €25 incl postage
Poetry. A memoir of love and loss experienced by a 12-year-old expressed through the lens of a 52-year-old. Collectors edition also available.
16 Postcards from The Visual Time Traveller €22 incl postage
Included in pack with details on reverse: 1513-1520 Dürer’s Rhino; 1520-1525 Nuns smuggled out of a convent; 1535-1540 Henry VIII injured in jousting accident; 1540-1545 Copernicus and Vesalius; 1605-1610 Hamlet performed on the Red Dragon; 1690-1695 The Salem witch trials; 1715-1720 The Water Music; 1720-1725 A feral child found in Germany; 1825-1830 A giraffe walks to Paris; 1835-1840 The Trail of Tears in the US; 1865-1870 War and Peace & the Marquess of Queensbury rules for boxing; 1870-1875 animals escape from the zoo in New York; 1900-1905 Bloomsday: James Joyce and Nora Barnacle have their first outing; 1915-1920 Dadaism and 1916; 1930 First soccer world cup and first comic book in the US; 1965-1970 Man on the Moon.
Recent blogs: Triangulating relationships and The descent to tyranny
New publication: 21st Century Renaissance is delighted to be publishing, in the late spring/early summer, a volume of poetry by Irish medic, Chris Fitzpatrick, who has been writing in response to his experiences of the pandemic.
Kennys.ie Bookshop in Galway are now supplying 21st Century Renaissance books. Other suppliers include Hodges Figgis and Alan Hanna's Bookshop
New YouTube channel— 12 short videos of an extended interview with Aileen O'Meara about The Visual Time Traveller project
RTE poem of the day RTE's poem of the day 28 April 2020
21st Century Renaissance titles (including The Visual Time Traveller and all non-fiction titles listed) have recently been ordered for the Library of Congress' collection, Harvard University Library and several other university libraries in the US.
The Visual Time Traveller
This is a labour of love, insanity, beauty and, perhaps, an attempt to reintegrate history, art and science together again. Simon Cocking Irish Tech News
Her range of language is both staccato and soft, in succinct verse, which encourages you to read this aloud, truly the best way to engage in the emotional depth of a poem.
Deirdre Conroy Sunday Independent
Knot of Toads
This beautiful picture, with stunning, painterly illustrations, is educational for small children, but also great fun. Sue Leonard Irish Examiner
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