Sunday, 15 February 2015

Dedalus Press - Book Launch

Gerard Smyth’s new collection, A Song of Elsewhere, will be launched by Dedalus Press on Monday February 23rd in the Teachers’ Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin, at 7pm.

All welcome.

 It will be launched along with God in Winter by Padraig J Daly, another Dedalus author. Many of the new poems in A Song of Elsewhere are set in places beyond his native Dublin with which his work is usually associated. While Dublin might still be present as a “hunting ground for life’s necessities”, the interaction with a wider geographical world ( Paris, Lisbon, Moscow and, in particular, the American Midwest feature prominently ) brings new perspective. Many of the poems also pay homage to the song and music soundtrack that Smyth has heard “coming out of the ether” since he first heard “the sorceries of the blues guitarist” in the 1960s.

For a taste of earlier poems, check his website here.

There's a lovely reading of his poem, Survivors by Owen Roe and others if you have a poke around.

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