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):

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

In the Library of Lost Objects - published

Just a quick note to let you all know that my debut poetry collection In the Library of Lost Objects has just been published by Ward Wood Publishing. I'm really delighted with the book and excited to finally have it in my hands. My thanks to Adele Ward for her thoughtful edit of the poems included and Mike Fortune Wood for the cover design and all the other many tasks he fulfils at the press. I'd also like to thank Gemma Mc Guigan for the striking cover image.

The collection can be ordered directly from Ward Wood's website at:

It can also be found at the Book Depository:

The Book Depository are currently offering a 25% discount. Won't last for long.

For members of the Poetry Book Society the collection is also available at the same discount.

The book will be launched by Niall MacMonagle in Dublin on Wednesday, June 22nd. I'll post again closer to the date with more information.