Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Launch of Crannog 30

Issue 30 of Crannóg, the literary magazine based in Galway, is being launched this Friday at 6.30 pm in the Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway. copies can be purchased on the website.

Crannóg was the first magazine to publish any of my poems and so it has a special appeal for me. I'm delighted to have a poem in this issue and probably will go down for the launch. My poem is called Bluebell Wood, recently written.

I also have a poem, or rather an extract from a poem, in the latest issue of Can Can. This issue is called the "from"  issue and features extracts from longer works by thirteen writers. Can Can prides itself on its "high-quality writing and a low-production-values aesthetic".

My extract is one section from a long poem called To the Centre and Back - a Dental Odyssey which sort of describes a walk from Ballsbridge to the city centre and back. OK I took a bus back but then the poem was already long enough. It is interspersed regularity with fascinating information about the history of dentistry.

Richard Halperin, Dave Lordan and a trio of Canadian poets, Natasha Cuddington, Derek Beaulieu and Carolyne Van Der Meer are also included. Carolyne's poems deal with the jealous man and woman tomb in Newtown, Trim, which she visited when she was in Ireland for the launch of Boyne Berries 10 last September.

Unfortunately there won't be a launch if this issue of Can Can but you can buy copies of the magazine on the website.


Orla Fay said...

Well done Michael, enjoy Galway!

Unknown said...

Nice to be mentioned, Michael! Thanks!!