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I am delighted to be one of 250 writers included in the anthology Reading The Future: New Writing from Ireland.
Edited by Alan Hayes and published by Arlen House to mark the 250th anniversary of the Hodges Figgis Bookshop in Dublin (wow, 250 years!), the anthology was launched on Thursday 26th April complete with traditional music and fabulous wine and canapes. 89 more words
Michael Hartnett’s son Niall gives the keynote speech on the first night of this year’s festival. “Poetry is my life and my life is poetry,” the words poet Michael Hartnett wrote in a letter to his son, Niall in 1998, the year before Michael died. 939 more words
Playing the Octopus
Mary O’Malley’s new collection, Playing the Octopus is a wonderful book of finely wrought, delicately woven poems that seduce and excite. 623 more words
As I write, there are a mere 95 sleeps to the publication of this beauty:
Original publication date has been shifted from June 7 to June 28 – bit disappointing to have to wait a little longer but I’ll have to assume the publishers in their wisdom know what they’re doing. 124 more words