Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Máighréad Medbh discusses Savage Solitude, Arena, RTE Radio 1

Poet and writer Máighréad Medbh discusses her new book, Savage Solitude: Reflections of a Relucant Loner, with Sean Rocks on RTÉ Radio 1's Arena arts show, 10 April 2013, here.

Subtitled ‘Reflections of a Reluctant Loner’, Savage Solitude is an unusual and thought-provoking book, taking the reader on a journey through the immediate experience of being alone.

Drawing on quotations from a wide range of poets, philosophers, writers and scientists, the conversation of the book moves in a kind of rolling wave that is simultaneously story and analysis, report and ongoing investigation.

Intimate, empathetic, dramatic, this multi-voiced work is a study by immersion, a living experience conducted through the medium of text, and all the while pushing towards an answer to the question (more pressing than ever in our hi-tech age) of how to be alone.

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