Irish poets gone to the dogs

“IF YOU pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.”

So said the great America writer Mark Twain and it’s an apt quote for an event taking place this weekend which will see the launch of a new poetry collection to raise funds for two dog charities.

Some of Ireland’s finest poets have come together to contribute poems for Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology, a new collection from Salmon publishing compiled and edited by Jessie Lendennie, which will be launched in The Town Hall Theatre this Saturday at 2pm.

Dogs Singing is divided into three sections: ‘By’, ‘For’, and ‘About’, and features poems by John Montague, Micheal Ó Siadhail, Rita Ann Higgins, Joseph Woods, Mary O’Malley, Theo Dorgan, Eleanor Cummins, and Conor Mark Kavanagh.

All royalties from the sale of the book go to two dog charities; the Soi Dogs Foundation in Thailand, and Madra, the Connemara dog welfare group.

All are welcome. For more information contact the Town Hall on 091 - 569777.


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