Saturday, September 19, 2009

I'm in Authors & Artists Introduction Series No 9

I'm delighted to have three poems included in Windows Publications Authors & Artists Introduction Series No 9 which will be published very soon. Editors Heather Brett and Noel Monahan include thirty contributors, over half of whom are participants of the Meath/Cavan Lit Lab writers group. Fellow Trim writer, Paddy Smith, is also included.

My poems are called The Ball of Twine, Fuerteventura 2008 and Surrender. A selection of different styles and themes, about the frugality of the old days, modern tourism as neocolonialism and coming to terms with retirement and old age among a lot of other things.

I haven't seen the book yet but the cover art work by Anne Harkin-Peterson from Tuam in Galway is striking. The work of two other artists is also featured in the anthology, Elena Duff from Virginia now living in Berlin and Raymond Watson from Ballycastle in Co. Antrim.

I notice that David Rowell who won this years Trim Swift Satire competition is also included.

A number of launches have been planned as follows:

Culturlann Centre, Falls Rd Belfast on Wednesday 30th September at 7.00pm

Cavan Crystal Hotel, Dublin Road Cavan on Thursday 1st October at 8pm - This is National Poetry Day.

Longford Public Library Main St, Longford on Thursday 1st October at 8pm

Set Theatre (Langton’s) John St., Kilkenny on Monday 5th October at 8pm

Irish Writer’s Centre Parnell Sq., Dublin on Wednesday 7th October at 8pm

Castle Arch Hotel, Summerhill Rd, Trim Thursday 8th October at 8pm

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