Waterloo Press

Poetry Readings and Events 2010

 

Wednesday 4th August

Against the Current: A poetry reading from Salmon Press and Waterloo Press at The Patriot Inn, Dublin.

John McKeown will be reading from his volume Sea of Leaves

At one with the ancient forces of nature, but an awkward, reluctant participant in 21st Century consumerism, the Dublin-based bard’s quill is still at it’s most fluid when writing of the complexities of the female race. Once again he has transcended his own quiet genius in a way deserving of higher honour
— James Scanlon, The Prague Post

Naomi Foyle reads from her brand new collection The World Cup

Subtle and wild, passionate and wise, Naomi Foyle’s second collection will bring her yet more admirers. Whether she is writing of the indigenos of Mexico or the state terrorism Israel practices on the people of Gaza: whether she writes of love and its mazes and despairs; the mishaps of a gangly footballer; or the free spirits of her home town Brighton, Naomi Foyle shoots both from the heart and the head. A vivid, pacey raconteur, with a sharp eye for satire, unusually, she shines at the longer narrative poem, burnishing a minor crisis into something wondrous, always with a relish for the pleasures of life whether serious or absurd. Warmth, curiosity, human sympathy are the base notes of a poetry commanding dramatically different themes and settings, and a variety of forms.
Judith Kazantzis

Nessa O'Mahony, Salmon Press, reads from her collection In Sight of Home

Nessa O'Mahony's writing is subtle and precise and this fine book crackles with truthfulness. But even more importantly, this is a work of great beauty, a story of how past and present flow into one another all the time. It's a moving, powerful and richly pleasurable read, audaciously imagined and achieved.
Joseph O'Connor

 

Where: The Patriots Inn, 760 South Circular Road, Kilmainham, Dublin 8
Located 100 yards from Kilmainham Jail and beside the front entrance to the Royal Hospital.
Telephone:
+353-(0)1-679 9595
Email:
[email protected]
Website:
www.patriotsinn.com
When:
Wednesday 4th August, from 8.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 5th August

Against the Current: A poetry reading from Salmon Press and Waterloo Press at The Patriot Inn, Dublin.

John McKeown will be reading from his volume Sea of Leaves

At one with the ancient forces of nature, but an awkward, reluctant participant in 21st Century consumerism, the Dublin-based bard’s quill is still at it’s most fluid when writing of the complexities of the female race. Once again he has transcended his own quiet genius in a way deserving of higher honour
— James Scanlon, The Prague Post

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