Thursday, May 03, 2007

Launch of Complicated Pleasures by Billy Ramsell

The Dedalus Press is pleased to announce the launch of Cork poet Billy Ramsell's debut collection, Complicated Pleasures, at a reading in Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street, Cork on Wednesday May 8th, 2007, commencing at 8.00 p.m. Reading with Billy Ramsell will be Gerry Murphy whose End of Part One: New and Selected Poems, was published by Dedalus in October 2006 and is currently among the most popular of recent Dedalus Press titles.

Billy Ramsell was born in Cork in 1977 and educated at North Monastery and UCC, His poems have appeared widely in magazines and journals and he was shortlisted in 2005 for a Hennessy award. The poems in Complicated Pleasures exist on the border between the personal and the political, combining delicately lyrical meditations on love, art and memory with darker works that confront head-on the pressures and uncertainties of an urban globalised. Complicated Pleasures is a first collection of considerable daring and undeniable accomplishment.

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