Friday, November 8, 2013

Geraldine Mitchell, "Of Birds and Bones", Westport launch

Geraldine Mitchell’s second collection, Of Birds and Bones, will be launched on Saturday 16 November, as part of Westport’s quirky annual literary event, the Rolling Sun Book Festival (

Geraldine’s first collection, World Without Maps,  was described in The Irish Times as “a cartography of psychological landscapes”, so it is fitting that American poet and psychogeographer Justin Hopper, presently based in London, should be the person chosen to launch this new book.

The event will take place at 5pm in The Cobbler’s Bar (Wyatt Hotel, The Octagon) to the strains of Polish musician Lukas Szczerbak on accordion – a suitably international roll call for Geraldine who has lived in France, Spain and North Africa and whose work often revisits foreign places even though she has now settled in her adoptive county, Mayo.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Emily Cullen, "In Between Angels and Animals", Melbourne launch

Dr. Frances Devlin-Glass, Hon. Associate Professor at Deakin University, founder of Bloomsday in Melbourne and a noted scholar of Irish & Irish-Australian literature, launches Emily Cullen's collection of poetry, "In Between Angels and Animals", on Thursday 7 November at the Rooftop Garden, Daniel Mannix Building, Australian Catholic University.

The book addresses various states of in-betweenness as the poet transitions through life, from single woman through to wife and mother. Echoing its title, there is a sense of the animal and the divine as some of the poems grapple with the corporeality of pregnancy and motherhood, and the illumination that maternal love brings. Wit flows through the volume, infusing humour amid the poet’s reflections on her new circumstances.

The book is for sale, as are all Arlen House titles, from Kenny's Bookshop, Galway., with free postage worldwide.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lisa C. Taylor, "Necessary Silence"

In promotion of her stunning new collection, Necessary Silence (Arlen House, 2013), Lisa C. Taylor is embarking on a reading tour. Details of the initial readings follow.

Syracuse University Press will release Necessary Silence on 15 February through all international outlets.

Saturday 26 January
Somerset Library
Somerset, Massachusetts
(with Jacqueline Loring and Preston Hood), 2:00 PM

Monday 28 January
James Gate Pub
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
(with Jacqueline Loring and Preston Hood), 6:30 PM

Tuesday 29 January
Andover Library
Andover, Connecticut
(with Jacqueline Loring and Preston Hood), 7:00 PM

Tuesday 5 February
University of Southern Maine
Muskee Center Auditorium
Osher Lifelong Learning Center
Portland, Maine
(with Jacqueline Loring and Preston Hood) 11:30 AM

Monday 11 February
Andover Library
Andover, Connecticut,
Workshop “Taking Risks with Language” and reading

More readings will be announced shortly.
For further information see