DUBLIN - Launch of New & Selected by PATRICK CHAPMAN and the debut collection from DAVID McLOGHLIN
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Venue: The Irish Writers' Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
has one of the most distinctive and creative voices in poetry today. From his exciting debut, Jazztown
(1991), to the Pushcart-Prize nominated title poem of The Darwin Vampires
(2010), his work has followed its own imaginative path. Heartfelt yet adventurous, this is a daring poetry of ideas as well as emotion. Sometimes shocking, often moving, always interesting, A Promiscuity of Spines
presents a generous selection from Chapmanís first five collections, along with remarkable new poems.
Native to Ireland but relocated in childhood to Brussels and New England, David McLoghlin
writes about emigration and a search for belonging, about betrayal and abuse, about the imagined private lives of the saints, and the geometries of loss and love on the New York subway. In so doing, he offers the reader a first collection - Waiting for Saint Brendan and other poems
- that is at once expansive and refined: an uncommon blend of scope and pointillist detail.