This Wednesday, 1 February will see the launch at 7pm of four books by Dedalus Press in the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin. These include Different Kinds of Love by Leland Bardwell (a reissue of her 1987 short story collection), My Lord Buddha of Carraig Eanna by Paddy Bushe, The Shadow Owner's Companion by Eleanor Hooker and Before You by Leeanne Quinn.
Two of these books are debut poetry collections, those of Drogheda-born Leeanne Quinn and North Tipperary resident Eleanor Hooker. Eleanor was among the eight, including myself selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2011. She has a BA (Hons. 1st) from the Open University, an MA (Hons.) in Cultural History from the University of Northumbria, and an MPhil in Creative Writing (Distinction) from Trinity College, Dublin.
Eleanor is also involved with the Dromineer Literary Festival, being a founding member, Vice-Chairperson and PRO for the festival. Emerging Writer had an interview with Leanne and Women Rule Writer one with Eleanor on their blogs recently.