Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Founded 21 years ago, with the publication of Age of Exploration by Conleth Ellis, the Dedalus Press celebrates its 21st birthday in November 2006 with the publication of Wingspan: A Dedalus Sampler, a 200-page selection of recent and new work by 27 Irish and international poets on the Dedalus list. Among those featured are Fergus Allen, Leland Bardwell, Eva Bourke, Ann Joyce, Thomas Kinsella, Iggy McGovern, Mary O'Donoghue, Desmond O'Grady, Paul Perry, Macdara Woods and Enda Wyley.
A birthday party/launch of Wingspan is scheduled for November 20th 2006, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin), details on the Dedalus Press website (www.dedaluspress.com).
Other major new publications scheduled for the authumn/winter 2006 season include the launch, on October 26, at Triskel in Cork of two books with strong Cork connections: End of Part One: New and Selected Poems by Gerry Murphy, with a short preface by John Montague, and Gregory O'Donoghue's posthumous second collection from Dedalus, Ghost Dance, with an introduction by his friend, the poet Maurice Riordan
Another date to mark in your calendars, just a couple of weeks later, is 09 November at the Damer Hall, St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, again at 7.00 pm, Gerry Murphy will again read from End of Part One: New and Selected Poems, together with Paul Perry who will read from his new collection, The Orchid Keeper, while Anatoly Kudryavitsky will introduce his groundbreaking 200-page dual language (Russian/English) anthology of 20 contemporary poets from Russia, A Night in the Nabokov Hotel.