Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Launch Celebration for Coyle-Greene and Mathews Books

Great to see a capacity crowd at the Irish Writers' Centre on Monday evening last, 21 October, for the launch of new titles by Enda Coyle-Greene and Tom Mathews, a poetry audience defying the inclement weather and giving the two books a thoroughly enjoyable send-off.

Map of the Last is Skerries-based Enda Coyle-Greene's second collection of poems (see interview on this blog), the follow-up to her Patrick Kavanagh Award-winning Snow Negatives, also published by Dedalus, while No Return Game, also a second collection, is the follow-up to Tom Mathews' much-admired The Owl and the Pussycat and Other Poems.

Among those in attendance were poets Michael O'Loughlin, Iggy McGovern, Enda Wyley, Ray Givans and his wife Eileen, John McNamee, Philip Casey and Christodoulos Makris, painter Janet Pierce, Marion Kelly of the wonderful Parlour Review, and musicians (ex-Atrix) Hugh Friel and Chris Green, as well as friends, family and supporters of the two poets.

The books, of course, are available on the Dedalus Press website, or through good bookshops.

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