GALWAY - Launch of "After Love", the debut collection of poetry by DANI GILL
Date: Saturday, April 08, 2017
Venue: The House Hotel, Galway City
Please join us to celebrate the publication of After Love
, the debut collection of poetry by Dani Gill
. With guest speaker Sara Baume
About this Book
Every person is like a piece of gold. If you were a gold ring, a gold watch, a gold chain, you could say "I am a ring, a watch, a chain", but these are temporary shapes. In truth, you are just gold – that is your essence, no matter how the shape changes.
explores identity, change and recovery after the end of a long-term relationship.
Breaking waves, scattered buttons, disillusionment, enlightenment. I just gobbled it up... a really special book.
Dani Gill's poems are like suitcases to be unpacked, word by word, until there is nothing left but the feeling of a feeling. A lasting debut.
Delicate and yet powerful poems, a paused and poignant poetry collection, not daring to gloss over or skim the suffering and pain that the time After Love can bring. Mermaids, floating the the sea bring calm when you least expect it, water a cleansing motif throughout. Essential love poems.
Dani Gill is a writer, curator, and creative writing tutor, based in the west of Ireland. She has been included in the Irish women’s poetry anthology Washing Windows (Arlen House, 2016), and publications such as Prelude (New York), and Freckle (Northern Ireland). From 2010-2016 she was the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway. Dani now works as a freelance curator and creative writing tutor for young people and adults. After Love is her first collection.