Liffey Swim Launch and Reading for National Poetry Day

Jessica Traynor, poet

I launched my debut collection Liffey Swim last Thursday evening in the great company of Enda Wyley and Patrick Kehoe. What to say except that it was a fantastic night, and I was really touched to have so many good friends come by to say hello and pick up a copy of the book.

It’s out there in the world now, so I’m excited about the notion of it reaching a wider audience. If you’d like to hear more about the process that went into putting it together, you can have a listen to my interview on Arena from last week:

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/programmes/2014/0924/647820-arena-wednesday-24-september-2014/

I’ll also be reading at the Irish Writers Centre for National Poetry Day this Thursday evening 2nd October, along with Deirdre Cartmill, Alan Jude Moore, Maria McManus, Gerard Smyth,  and Michael O’Loughlin. I’ll have a few copies of the book with me if anyone would like to pick one up; otherwise it’s available in bookshops and from Dedalus Press at the below link:

http://www.dedaluspress.com/p/liffey_swim 

Here are some nice things that have been said about Liffey Swim:

“Her finely lyrical work is informed by wide travel, a meditative intelligence and an acute sense of history, in which Dublin and its three rivers become a living metaphor for the truths and felicities of one woman’s life.” —Harry Clifton

If anyone would like to review a copy of the book, please drop me a line.

2 thoughts on “Liffey Swim Launch and Reading for National Poetry Day

  1. Hi Jessica, great to read with you and Edna the other night, and I hope you have a great night tomorrow (Thursday) night.

    I’m reading in Wexford town on Friday night.
    best
    Paddy Kehoe

    • Hi Paddy, Yes it was a great night! Hope your reading in Wexford goes well. Say hi to Billy Roche for me if he’s about! Yes, I’m looking forward to reading tomorrow night – the pressure’s off a bit now the launch is over and done! See you soon no doubt.

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