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Gaudent Angeli by Mary O'Malley: Carcanet Book Launch Dublin

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Please join us to celebrate the Dublin launch of Mary O'Malley's sixth Carcanet collection, Gaudent Angeli for an evening of readings, discussion and drinks. The book will be launched by Harry Clifton, and the evening is kindly co-hosted by Hodges Figgis bookshop in Dublin. Refreshments will be provided, and copies of the book will be available to purchase. Please let us know you can make it by reserving a free Eventbrite ticket and visiting the Facebook event.

Cover image of Gaudent Angeli by Mary O'Malley

What is time? Our understanding of it changes, between when the angels rejoiced at the incarnation to when Einstein and then Feynman reconceived it. In the strange, unregulated and disorienting world of the web we experience it in new ways, its predictabilities wrested from us. In Mary O’Malley’s Demeter and Persephone sequence, time is experienced through generations, but the new gods play differently and spin the clock hands in their own mischievous ways. New generations find the time-patterns and expectations of their predecessors arcane and incomprehensible, and vice versa. Through mythology and ecology, this book sets out to restore connections. The book opens with oranges orbiting a Winter kitchen. Time in its dozen guises moves through the poems, as does fate.

Mary O’Malley was born in Connemara in Ireland, and educated at University College Galway. She lived in Lisbon for eight years and taught at the Universidade Nova there. She served on the council of Poetry Ireland and was on the Committee of the Cuirt International Poetry Festival for eight years. She was the author of its educational programme. She taught on the MA programmes for Writing and Education in the Arts at NUIGalway for ten years, held the Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2013, and has held Residencies in Paris, Tarragona, New York, NUI Galway, as well as in Derry, Belfast. She is active in environmental education, specifically marine. She is a member of Aosdana and has won a number of awards for her poetry, including the 2016 Arts Council University of Limerick Writer's Fellowship. She writes and broadcasts for RTE Radio regularly. Mary O’Malley was appointed 2019 Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin.

This event is free to attend, but please reserve a place via Eventbrite. There is also a Facebook page. The event will begin at 18:00 and include reading from Mary O'Malley, and there will be the opportunity to ask questions. We will serve refreshments. Seating will be first come, first served, and there is also plenty of standing room. If you have mobility issues or similar please let teh shop know and we will be happy to reserve seats for you. Please direct any queries to jazmine@carcanet.co.uk, or direct to Hodges Figgis on 00353 1 677 4754.

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