Monday, 29 February 2016

Reading some science poems at Books Upstairs

Please come along to this even where I am reading alongside some other scientist-poets.

Poems Upstairs: Science Meets Poetry

Wednesday 2 March, 7.00pm
Books Upstairs, Dublin
Tickets: €6 (includes a glass of wine)

On the anniversary of Bequerel’s discovery of radioactivity, join three poets who are also physicists, for a mind-blowing evening of science-inspired poetry introduced by Jim Malone, Robert Boyle Professor (Emeritus) of Medical Physics at Trinity College Dublin.

Iggy McGovern is a poet and retired academic. A Fellow Emeritus in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, he edited the anthology 2012: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines (Dedalus), and co-edited Science Meets Poetry 3, published by Euroscience. His most recent book, A Mystic Dream of 4, a sonnet sequence based on the life of William Rowan Hamilton, 19th century Irish Mathematician & Poet, is published by Quaternia Press.
Kate Dempsey studied physics at Oxford University. “From the kitchen table to the Periodic Table, from dancing cows to drunken poets, Kate Dempsey puts our loves and lies under a powerful microscope,” says Iggy McGovern. Kate was nominated for the Forward Prize and was selected to read for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series. She runs the Poetry Divas, a collective of women poets who blur the wobbly boundary between page and stage at events and festivals all over Ireland. The Space Between is her debut full-length poetry collection published by Doire Press.
Noel Duffy studied Experimental Physics at Trinity College Dublin. After a brief period in research he turned to writing and went on to co-edit (with Theo Dorgan) Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry (Poetry Ireland, 1999).  His poetry has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1’s Sunday Miscellany and Today with Pat Kenny. His debut collection In the Library of Lost Objects was published in 2011 by Ward Wood Publishing, London, and was shortlisted for The Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish Poet. His second collection On Light & Carbon followed in autumn 2013.
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