Date: Friday, December 22, 2017

Time: 6pm

End Date: Friday, December 22, 2017

Venue: St Munchin’s Church, Church Street, King’s Island, Limerick City (Please note: this is the disused Church of Ireland church, not St. Munchin’s Catholic church on Clancy’s Strand.)

Please join us to celebrate the Irish launch of David McLoghlin’s second book of poetry, Santiago Sketches. The record of a year in Santiago de Compostela, Santiago Sketches has been praised by acclaimed poets like Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland Professor of Poetry, 2016), and Eamon Grennan (Guggenheim Fellow, and winner of the  2016 Pigott Poetry Prize) as follows:

Santiago Sketches has the immediacy of a diary kept on the go, and the colour, grace and formal definition of poetry. It’s full of youth, the readiness to explore, learn and play, and the life lived in public spaces that young people share with the “stumbling camp followers” of history. David McLoghlin writes of a church bell, “You can hear the real / rope pull in the ringing”, and his book too is real – like time and place, like near and far and long ago.” 
     – Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Santiago Sketches is a gift-box brimming with luminous local details of a loved place through which--over a space of nine months--the poet moves like a pilgrim of the senses, offering in poem after poem what’s been seen, felt, smelled, heard; what’s been touched, tasted, and understood: Flap of a pigeon’s wing...  A dark-eyed girl in purple slippers... an angel raises a star/ among the horses… At the fountain, the junkies/ washing their needles. What McLoghlin has composed in this adventurous new collection is a scrupulously tolerant anatomy of Santiago, a religious, secular, open-eyed, warts-and-all love letter to a city where he—a stranger—managed for a little, unforgettable while to make himself at home.” 
     – Eamon Brennan

Refreshments and canapés will be served.

Contact: Siobhan Or Jessie

Phone: 065-7081491


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