Thursday, May 31, 2007

Launch of 2 new Peppercanisters by Thomas Kinsella

The Dedalus Press, in assocation with Peppercanister books, is delighted to announce the publication of two eagerly-awaited new volumes in the Peppercanister series by Thomas Kinsella, Man of War and Belief and Unbelief. The two Peppercanisters will be launched at a special closing event of the 2007 Dublin Writers Festival, at which an impressive line-up of poets, writers and critics (including Richard Ryan, Colm Toibín, Michael Schmidt, Eavan Boland and Dennis O'Driscoll) will read from their favourite works by Kinsella, and at which poet John F. Deane, formerly publisher of the Dedalus Press, will launch the new publications.

This event, which is organised by Poetry Ireland, is the culmination of a series of recent events which also saw Kinsella conferred with the Freedom of Dublin City in a ceremony performed by Lord Mayor Vincent Jackson, and at which painter Louis le Brocquy was also similarly conferrred.

Further details of the event may be found here.

To order copies of Man of War and Belief and Unbelief (limited editions of 500 copies each), please visit the Dedalus Press website here. (Please note: publications will not be mailed out until after June 17th).

In a Poetry Programme special, Pat Boran talks to Thomas Kinsella about his life and work on two programmes, broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Saturday June 16 and Saturday June 23, at 7.00 pm. These, and other programmes in the series, may be found by visiting the Poetry Programme page on the RTÉ website here.


Hermagoras said...

Have these Kinsella books sold out yet? Do you distribute to the US?

PB said...

Thanks for the question. Copies of the two recent Kinsella Peppercanisters are still available. Dedalus Press titles are now distributed in the US by Syracuse University Press ( and therefore orderable through your local bookstore--though you may of course also order direct from Dedalus using Paypal. (As we're an Irish Arts Council funded press, and keen to develop an international readership, we subsidise transatlantic shipping costs: typically just 15% on the cover price of books purchased.)