If Ever You Go: One City One Book 2014

I’ll be reading at the launch of this year’s One City One Book If Ever You Go this Wednesday evening at the GPO.

I’ve a couple of poems in the book alongside Dublin-themed work by Swift, Yeats, Joyce, Clarke, Kavanagh, Kinsella, Heaney, Boland, Bolger and Meehan, as well as a host of others including Leland Bardwell, Derek Mahon, Michael Hartnett, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Patrick Deeley, Macdara Woods, Enda Wyley and Ailbhe Darcy. A list that defines the meaning of ‘great company’. If I’ve missed anyone, apologies –  I haven’t seen the contents page yet!

The book’s already had a great review from the Dublin Review of Books, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to a copy:

“If Ever You Go is one of the best publishing ideas in decades and a particular delight for those whose souls, for better or worse, are rooted in the city and its past.” — Dublin Review of Books

I got my invitation to the launch at the GPO last week and was encouraged to RSVP as security’s very tight – if I recall correctly, the last time they let a bunch of idealists and creative types into the building in springtime it burned to the ground…

The book’s available to pre-order here:


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