LAUNCH: Gallery Press poets


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We’re delighted to host an evening with The Gallery Press in celebration of the publication of five new and recent titles. ⁠

Gilgamesh – Marina Carr⁠
Marina Carr’s bold retelling of this foundational text dramatizes the abuse of strength and grievous harm to the natural world. ⁠

The Lament for Art O’Leary – new translation by John FitzGerald⁠
Familiar since childhood with the topography of this poem, John FitzGerald offers a commemorative translation, a new slant in language that captures and communicates the physical intensity of Eileen O’Connell’s love and bereavement. The book contains also Seán Ó Tuama’s edition of the original Irish and, for the first time in monochrome, Jack B Yeats’s illustrations made for the text.⁠

Company – Tom French⁠
Shortlisted for the 2023 Pigott Poetry Prize, Company by Tom French (Gallery Press) is ‘a powerfully assured and authentic book of poems.⁠

The Lookout Post – Kevin Graham⁠
Kevin Graham’s first collection, is a book of uncommon poise and range. It includes harrowing accounts of illness, a suicide, and joyous celebrations of fatherhood and family life.⁠

Raised Among Vultures – Molly Twomey⁠
Winner of the Southword Debut Poetry Collection Prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney First Collection Prize, this spectacular, and frequently disturbing, debut’s seemingly nonchalant expressions of hard experience (‘Over coffee I tell you I slept with some guy’) meld with vivid imaginings.⁠