Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Voices at the World's Edge

A podcast of the launch of Voices at the World's Edge: Irish Poets on Skellig Michael is now available on the iTunes Music Store and here for free download. It features poet/editor Paddy Bushe, three of the contributors and a fascinating overview of the history of the monastic settlement by Dr Martin Mansergh, Minister of State at the Department of Finance with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works.

The book itself was published with financial assistance from the Office of Public Works.

For a review by Grace Wells of Voices at the World's Edge, see Contrary magazine here.

For a review by James Harpur in Southword magazine, see here.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Review of Gerry Murphy's 'My Flirtation with International Socialism'

A magnificent review by Thomas McCarthy of Gerry Murphy's My Flirtation with International Socialism appears in today's Examiner, in which McCarthy calls him "a thrilling and provocative master of poetic monologue and social commentary. His habit is to be elliptical in politics, to insert a political jibe or universal truth as adroitly as an assassin’s knife."

Read the full review here.

To purchase the book, post free anywhere in the world, click here.