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Blue Room

John Kavanagh

ISBN: 978-1-908836-29-8

Page Count: 64

Publication Date: Saturday, June 01, 2013

Cover Artwork: Juergen Batscheider. e: j.batscheider@gmx.de w: www.juergen-batscheider.de

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About this Book

‘John Kavanagh’s poems are compelling by their unflagging energy and their positiveness in the face of things: things seen or experienced or sensed. The active physical presence of life is matched by a verbal extravagance which is not afraid to be lyrical. This is a life-enhancing book, motivated everywhere by attachment to a precious world.’    Bernard O’Donoghue

Blue Room is a reflective and lyrical response to a writing life anchored in the natural beauty and mythic heritage of the north west of Ireland. This eclectic third collection displays a maturing vision that traverses subjects ranging from the domestic to the universal.


Author Biography

John Kavanagh is from Sligo.  Blue Room is his third collection from Salmon following Etchings and Half-Day Warriors.  He is a winner of the Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Award.  He is also a playwright with five plays produced to date in Ireland and the US. His audio book The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats (Naxos Audio) won the Spoken Word Award in the UK.

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