Wednesday 17 April 2024

Books Ireland Poetry Happening

Books Ireland have published a first recording of the title poem in the collection 'The Risen Tree'

Tuesday 16 April 2024

Cork launch of 'The Risen Tree'


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Thanks to Patricia Looney, Thomas Talbot, and all the staff at the Cork City Library, Grand Parade. It was a privilege to launch 'The Risen Tree' in this beautiful and historic building.
Thanks to my publisher, Revival Press, an imprint of the @limerickwriterscentre

It was a bittersweet day in that my poet friend and editor, Dr. Casey Jarrin, was unable to be with me but her insightful appraisal and introduction for the launch of 'The Risen Tree', was delivered to a warm audience by the multifaceted performing artist and songwriter, Ivy Favier, who like Casey hails from the U.S.

This was a special day for me and for 'The Risen Tree', and it was made all the sweeter for having the support of my family, friends, and fellow writers.

A special thanks to Ian McDonagh, @corkcountycouncil Library & Arts Service and to @corkcityarts, to Patrick Cotter & James O'Leary of the @munsterliteraturecentre and Paul Casey of @obheal

And to all of the approximately 70 people who joined to celebrate with me...musicians, writers, dancers and all sorts of interesting human beings from near and far.

Thanks to John Louis, Ines, and my dear beloved John Philip Murray.
Thanks, @ineshairstylist, for this reel

'The Risen Tree' is available to order from Revival Press

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Invite to Cork launch of 'The Risen Tree'

'The Risen Tree', my first book of poems, has taken off on its own.

ETA at its next landfall is 15:30 on Saturday 13th April 2024 at Cork City Library. Here, the wonderful words by Dr. Casey Jarrin, poet, editor and educator will introduce 'The Risen Tree' to a Cork audience.

'The Risen Tree' has just been published by Revival Press, an imprint of the Limerick Writers' Centre and Sunday 24th March saw it loosed from its moorings at a joyous launch in the splendid surroundings of The People's Museum of Limerick.

Living as I have been in County #Cork, for the past 38 years, this launch will have the depth of a homecoming for 'The Risen Tree' (and me).

It would be lovely if you would join me in sharing this occasion.

Thanks to Patricia Looney and Cork City Library for showing such warmth to me in hosting this event.

'The Risen Tree' will be available to purchase on the day (cash only), or you may order directly from the publisher at