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How the Weather Was
March 2019


Other Places

Jean Kavanagh

ISBN: 978-1-908836-73-1

Page Count: 96

Publication Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Cover Artwork: Myriam Riand – www.myriamriand.com

Click to play movie Jean Kavanagh reads at the 2015 Doolin Writers' Weekend, Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland (Saturday 28th March 2015)... play
Click to play movie Jean Kavanagh reads "Birkelunden" from Other Places (Salmon, 2014). Filmed in Co. Clare by Fergus Tighe. play

About this Book

Shortlisted for the 2015 Shine/Strong Award for Best Debut Collection

Jean Kavanagh’s first collection moves between diverse but not incidental locations: Dublin, Clare, Oslo and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Kavanagh is not a nomad in the sense of someone wandering aimlessly, but nomadic as in following a fixed pattern of movement. The places the poet calls home are realized through a chorus of landmarks: personal bonds, memories, photographs and folklore, where magic exists, and where the encounters with others are as important as the landscapes. There are some things we cannot do alone. This is a book about belonging.


Author Biography

JEAN KAVANAGH is an Irish poet living in oslo, Norway. She studied Irish Folklore and English Literature in UCD, Dublin. She has been shortlisted twice, in 2010 and 2011, for Galway’s Over The Edge New Writer of the Year, and in 2012 was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. Her work has been published in journals, showcase anthologies for the Galway Arts Centre, and in Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon Poetry, 2011). Other Places is her debut collection.

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