HE POETS Elaine Feeney, Stephen Murray, and Alan Jude Moore will launch their new collections in De Burgo’s this Saturday at 4pm.
Elaine will launch The Radio Was Gospel, Stephen will launch On Corkscrew Hill, while Alan will launch Zinger. The collections are published by Salmon Poetry.
The actress Fionnuala Flanagan said Elaine is “the freshest, most engaging and certainly the most provocative female poet to come out of Ireland in the last decade”; while The Literature Show, Aberdeen, said: “Elaine’s writing and performances rouse our senses with sharp incisive insights into our lives.”
Stephen’s On Corkscrew Hill chronicles a journey through the landscape of recession Ireland. Olaf Tyaransen has praised his poetry as “dirty, damaged, devilish, and demented”.
Alan Jude Moore has been shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and his poetry has been widely translated. He is also the editor of the online literary magazine The Burning Bush 2 (www.burningbush2.com ). Zinger, Alan’s fourth collection, is marked by a vision of the world as a cosmopolitan place, not just a globalised one.
Admission is free and all are welcome to the launch.