Billy Mills (poet)

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Billy Mills (born 1954) is an Irish experimental poet. He was born in Dublin, and lived in Barcelona from 1986 to 1989, after which he taught English in Eastbourne. He lives in Limerick.[1] He is the founder and co-editor (with poet Catherine Walsh) of the hardPressed Poetry imprint and the Journal.[2][3][4] The goal of hardPressed Poetry is to publish and distribute mainly Irish poetry "that you won't often find in your local bookshop".[5]

Mills is a regular contributor of articles on The Guardian newspaper's book blog.[6]


  • Genesis and Home (hardPressed Poetry, 1985)
  • On First Looking into Lorine Niedecker (hardPressed Poetry, 1986)
  • A Small Love Song (Red Wheelbarrow Press, 1986 - folded broadsheet)
  • Triple Helix (hardPressed Poetry, 1987)
  • Letters from Barcelona (Dedalus, 1990)
  • Properties Of Stone (Writers Forum, London, 1996)
  • 5 Easy Pieces (Shearsman, Plymouth, 1997)
  • Horace: 5 Traductions (Form Books, London, 1997)
  • Tiny Pieces (Wild Honey, Dublin, 1998)
  • A Small Book of Songs (Wild Honey, 1999)
  • What is a Mountain? (hardPressed Poetry, 2000)
  • Lares/Manes: Collected Poems (Shearsman, 2009)
  • Imaginary Gardens (hardPressed Poetry, 2012)


  1. ^ "Author: Billy Mills". Irish Writers Online. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Author: Catherine Walsh". Irish Writers Online. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  3. ^ Example poems from Paper Places
  4. ^
  5. ^ hardPressed poetry
  6. ^ Author profile and list of articles on the Guardian books blog

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