Wednesday, 29 July 2009
YEATS SUMMER SCHOOL - WATCHFUL HEART LAUNCH
I'm reading tomorrow night at the swish Glasshouse Hotel in Sligo at the Yeats Summer School launch of The Watchful Heart. (How many links can I fit in one sentence?!)
The anthology, edited by Joan McBreen, is a useful snapshot of contemporary Irish poetry. Not all the poets are Salmon poets (I'm not!), so it is not as restrictive as some anthologies which are press-specific. All the poets are under fifty and there are essays and poems from each contributor, so it gives a particular look at Irish poetry and poetics.
Also reading are: Mary Montague, Kate Newmann, Paul Perry and Joseph Woods.
My essay is entitled 'The Art of the Body: poem as female self-portrait'.
Venue: The Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo
Time: 6.30pm, Thursday 30th July