Monday, April 07, 2008

Launch of new books by Patrick Deeley and Theo Dorgan

The Dedalus Press is pleased to announce a reading to launch two new titles: The Bones of Creation by Patrick Deeley and What This Earth Cost Us by Theo Dorgan.

The reading, which is free and open to all, takes place on Tuesday 13th May 2008 at the Damer Hall, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, @ 7.00 pm.

Patrick Deeley is an Irish poet with a profound sense of place and of ecological awareness. Born in Loughrea, Co. Galway, in 1953, he grew up on the edge of a wetland meadow, or callows, whose flora and fauna have provided an enduring theme for his writing over some thirty years. Four previous collections have appeared, all from Dedalus, the most recent being Turane: The Hidden Village (1995) and Decoding Samara (2000). Principal of a large school in Ballyfermot, Dublin, he is also the author of a number of fiction titles for younger readers, including The Lost Orchard, winner of the Bisto Book of the Year Eilis Dillon Award in 2001.

Theo Dorgan's first two collections, The Ordinary House of Love and Rosa Mundi, went out of print quickly and were not republished despite ongoing demand. Dedalus now reissues these two titles in a single volume. Theo Dorgan is a poet, prose writer, editor, scriptwriter, translator and sailor. His prose account of a transatlantic voyage under sail Sailing for Home (Penguin Ireland) was praised by Doris Lessing as "a book for everyone". He is the editor and compiler of A Book of Uncommon Prayer (Penguin). He is the editor of Irish Poetry Since Kavanagh, and co-editor of Leabhar Mór na hÉireann / The Great Book of Ireland, An Leabhar Mór / The Great Book of Gaelic, the anthology Watching the River Flow and the acclaimed collection of historical essays Revising the Rising. His translations of the Slovenian poet Barbara Korun (in collaboration with the poet and Ana Jelnikar), were published as Songs of Earth and Light.

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