Monday, September 16, 2013

Poetry Launch - Strange Familiar by Catherine Ann Cullen

If you are around town on Thursday night and fancy attending a poetry book launch, why not pop into Trinity at 6.30 for a literary evening.
Strange Familiar

The launch of Strange Familiar , Catherine Ann Cullen's second poetry collection is to be held in the Neill/ Hoey Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub which is the new building by the Nassau Street gate, between the Arts block and the 'Book of Kells' building. The launch speech is to be given by esteemed poet Theo Dorgan.

Sample piece from Strange Familiar

Johnny Cash Sings Hurt
You creak out this last confession
walking a sound between prayer and sob,
eyes looking death in the face,
heart on its last throb.
You've always known these bars
you're breaking through, these blues,
the man in black depression,
nothing easy now, all blood and bruise,
mouth twisted into a wound
from which the dark words ooze.
An old train whistles past.
A finger flares on a string.
You trawl the heart's tracks for a last line,
crawl through a burning ring.

Published by Doghouse books in Tralee, Co. Kerry www.doghousebooks.ie

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