Saturday, August 18, 2012

Windows 20 Anthology Launch

Windows 20 Anthology was launched in Cavan on Wednesday evening last. A most enjoyable and well-attended event with readings by a dozen poets and an art exhibition by some of the artists featured in the volume. Congratulation to editors Heather Brett and Noel Monahan. This anthology is a fitting tribute to their work with Windows Publications over the last twenty years.

 The top table: From left, Heather Brett, Cavan Co. Manager, Cavan Co. Council Chairperson, Mayor of Cavan, Joe Woods of Poetry Ireland and Noel Monahan.

This is an impressive anthology of single poems from many of the best-known and well-regarded poets in Ireland. I'm thrilled to be included alongside people like Pat Boran, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Michaél D. Ó hÚiginn, Macdara Woods, Nessa O'Mahony, Theo Dorgan, Peter Sirr, Michelle O'Sullivan, Moya Cannon etc etc.

Poets Honor Duff, Heather Brett and Kate Dempsey.

Among the readers in Cavan were Kate Dempsey,  Mary Melvin Geoghegan, Gerard Smyth and Joan McBreen. The volume also includes five writers in the Authors and & Artists Introduction Series 10 - Luke Morgan, Breda Wall Ryan, Eoghan O'Driscoll, David Mohan and Canadian, Carolyne Van Der Meer, as well as artist Ruth Cadden.

Poets Eamon Cooke and Kieran Furey.

The anthology will be launched in Dublin at the Irish Writers Centre on 6 September and during the Patrick Kavanagh weekend at the end of September. There will also be a Longford launch.

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