Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Launch of 'In the Library of Lost Objects'

Just wanted to make a quick post about the launch of my debut poetry collection 'In the Library of Lost Objects' last week in the Damer Hall, Dublin. A very special thanks to Poetry Ireland for hosting the event. A really great crowd turned out for the occasion and Niall MacMonagle made a very thoughtful and generous introduction to the work. I know some of you couldn't make it along but I really appreciated the messages of support I received. A big up also to Shauna Gilligan who helped out on the night with the book stall.

Here are some images from the night. A big thank you to my good friend Brian Walsh for taking the photos.

Niall MacMonagle making his introduction


Signing a copy of the book for poet Aifric Mac Aodha

A reflective moment...

Poet Ross Hattaway approaches


Family and friends...

With Niall MacMonagle and Prof Salah D Hassan

Centre: Joseph Woods, Director of Poetry Ireland, 
who hosted the event.

With artist Gemma Mc Guigan, who took the beautiful 
cover image for the collection

Finally, the book itself...

'In the Library of Lost Objects' is available in Books Upstairs, D'Olier Street, Dublin; The Winding Stair Bookshop & Cafe, Ormond Quay, Dublin; Alan Hanna's Bookshop, Rathmines, Dublin; and the Rathgar Bookshop, Rathgar, Dublin. My thanks to them all for the support.

It can also be ordered directly from the Ward Wood website at:

It can also be found at and The Book Depository (who offer free worldwide delivery):


  1. Congrats, once again. it's a wonderful book. I've loved reading it!

  2. Thanks so much, Sue. Really delighted you enjoyed the poems! Looking forward to reading with you in September, if not before!

  3. A great event for a fabulous book. In loads of bookshops too.... The Poetry Book Society website has sold a good few too - I think people are supporting them by using their online sales site. Big congratulations!

  4. It was a wonderful launch and the reading was superb, Noel, with a great selection of pieces. Everyone enjoyed it! Congratulations again!

  5. Thanks Adele and Shauna. It was a highly enjoyable if slightly nervewracking evening for me, but really glad to hear folk had a good time. Great news Adele about the book getting into more bookshops and the Poetry Book Society publicity is really great. Hope it continues!