Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Launch of Snow Negatives by Enda Coyle-Greene

The Dedalus Press is pleased to announce the launch of its final new publication for 2007, Enda Coyle-Greene's debut, Snow Negatives. The launch takes place on Thursday 22 November 2007, @ 7.00 pm, at the Damer Hall, St. Stephen's Green West, Dublin 2. The book will be launched by poet, fiction writer and broadcaster Mary O'Donnell.


Enda Coyle-Greene’s Snow Negatives is an exciting debut from a poet whose work is already well known from literary magazines and journals. In poems that are at once formally alert and alive to the possibilities of new departure, Coyle-Greene records outward journeys and experiences, but always measured against a time when “the slow ash of innocence clung / to the cigarettes we smoked / behind the bicycle sheds” (‘Witches’), and, increasingly, the awareness of mortality and the “eerily familiar” recognitions occasioned by merely going home.

“This is a remarkable collection, assured, measured and adult—poems of loss and consideration, poems that look on the world with a cool, clear eye. The world we say we live in is put under pressure here in poems that manage to be both icily detached and achingly human… This is poetry that is strong, sure, and totally trustworthy… This is poetry of earned authority.”
—from the Judges’ Citation, Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2006

ENDA COYLE-GREENE was born in Dublin in 1954. She lives in Skerries, Co. Dublin with her husband and daughter. She has published widely and is a frequent contributor on RTÉ radio. The manuscript of Snow Negatives won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2006.

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Photograph above shows Mary O'Donnell, who introduced the book, and author Enda Coyle-Greene at the launch of Snow Negatives.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Our Shared Japan launch, 11 October 2007

Our Shared Japan, the major new anthology of contemporary Irish poetry, published to mark and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan, will be launched on Thursday 11 October, 2007 at 6.30 by the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, Mr Seamus Brennan, TD, at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen's Green West, Dublin 2.

Edited by Irene De Angelis and Joseph Woods, and with an Afterword by Seamus Heaney, Our Shared Japan features work by more than 80 poets who have responded, in a variety of ways, to the many cultural and other connections between the two countries.

Our Shared Japan is published by the Dedalus Press, with the support of the Cultural Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs, and of Poetry Ireland.

For further information on the event, contact
T 01-4789974 E management@poetryireland.ie
W www.poetryireland.ie

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Galway launch of Billy Ramsell's Complicated Pleasures

Over the Edge, the Galway-based readings series, presents the Galway launch of Billy Ramsell's debut collection, Complicated Pleasures (Dedalus), together with Dave Lordan's The Boy in the Ring, Knute Skinner's Fifty Years: 1957-2007, and Michael S. Begnal's Ancestor Workship, all from Salmon Poetry.

The event takes place at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Middle Street, Galway, on Friday 12th October at 6.00 pm. Each of the poets will read from his work and refreshments will be served.

Further details: 087-6431748 or e-mail over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com