Friday, 30 January 2009
'NEW' POETRY ESSAYS
Two forthcoming books caught my eye in the current Books Ireland magazine:
Flowing, Still :Irish Poets on Irish Poetry from Dedalus Press.
It's actually a re-issue* of Watching The River Flow (1999) with the addition of essays by Pat Boran, Theo Dorgan and David Wheatley (15 essays, 3 by women). The book will form the basis of a panel discussion at the Dublin Book Festival at City Hall, on Saturday March 7th, at 1.00 pm. Free Admission.
Poetry: reading it, writing it, publishing it from Salmon Press and edited by Jessie Lendennie. I'm not sure if this book is all written by Jessie, or if others also contribute. There is scant information either in Books Ireland or on the Salmon site. Still, the title is intriguing.
Both books are due out in February. I might make them part of my books haul at Cúirt in April.
* See clarification of this from Pat Boran of Dedalus in the comments