A big launch coming up on tomorrow Tuesday evening 23 November at 6.30 pm in the Unitarian Church, St Stephen’s Green West, Dublin. Arlen House and Poetry Ireland present the launch of seven new poetry collections. This is part of the 35th birthday celebrations of the foundation of Arlen House. Seven collections! I'm very sorry I won't be able to make it.
These are the collections being launched: Scholia by Jim Chapson, The Hiding Place by Tom Duddy, Fest City a posthumous collection by James Liddy, Twelve Beds for the Dreamer by Máighréad Medbh, The Other Side of Longing by Geraldine Mills and Lisa C. Taylor, World Without Maps by Geraldine Mitchell and I am a Horse by Kate Newmann.
I've met Geraldine Mitchell a few times, at workshops, launches and prize givings. She is the 2008 Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Competition winner. Should be an interesting evening if only to see how seven collections can be launched properly in a reasonable time.