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Poetry, Childhood and Tatty

Explore the emotional pull of childhood with three original and very different poets. This event draws on themes raised by Christine Dwyer Hickey’s Tatty and brings unique insights and perspectives. Chaired by Rosamund Taylor and organised by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Libraries for Dublin One City One Book Festival.

Eithne Hand‘s much anticipated first collection Fox Trousers will be published by Salmon in 2020. Using her spare and wry style, she captures the magic and poignancy of childhood. James Harpur is the author of six collections, most recently The White Silhouette (Carcanet 2019). With assured, thought-provoking poems he delves into the complexity of adolescence and growing up. Meanwhile, Liz Quirke‘s first collection The Road, Slowly (Salmon 2018) breaks new ground in Irish poetry by following the journey to motherhood for a same-sex couple and explores what it means to create a family.