Launch After The Fall – Reading at Ó Bhéal

Here we are at the end of the launch of After The Fall at the Irish Writers Centre on 9th November. Tired, but happy, as they say. The night was a great success, with a huge crowd in attendance. Jessie Lendennie and Siobhan Hutson from Salmon Poetry were in attendance on the night which was great also. I was delighted to see so many friends, family and fellow writers in attendance on the night. Alan Jude Moore introduced my collection with some very kind and astute words, and I’m extremely grateful to him for doing that. You can link to my author page at Salmon Poetry here or on the right hand side of the home page. There you’ll find the text if three poems and audio recordings of them too!

Also launched on the night was Vacant Possession by Anne Fitzgerald, Anne’s second collection with Salmon. It was a pleasure to meet and read with Anne and hear her poems which dealt with family and identity.

Next stop is now Ó Bhéal in Cork on Monday 20th November 2017, which I’m really looking forward to. Last Monday’s featured poet was Theo Dorgan, so no pressure there! Seriously, though, I can’t wait to get to Cork, see some familiar faces and read some poems!

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