Old Market House Arts Centre, Dungarvan, Thursday 15th November at 7:30pm
Dungarvan native and poet, Pádraig J. Daly, who, according to John F. Deane, “Offers the most sustained attempt at serious religious poetry in Ireland and the distinct pleasure of the exquisite use of language,” returns to Dungarvan for a special Poetry recital in the Old Market House Arts Centre.
Daly was born in Dungarvan and works as an Augustinian priest in Dublin. He has published eleven collections of poetry, among them The Last Dreamers: New & Selected Poems, The Other Sea, Afterlife and, most recently, God in Winter (2015). His translations include a selection from the Italian of Edoardo Sanguineti, Libretto (1999), which feature in The FSG Book of Twentieth-Century Italian Poetry, and Paolo Ruffilli’s Joy and Mourning (reissued 2007), among others. Daly comments: “I write poetry as a way of understanding, questioning and celebrating God and the world.”
He will be joined on the evening by Award-winning poets, Thomas McCarthy and Clodagh Beresford Dunne who will also read from their body of work.
Tickets price: €7
Limited seating and tickets are available from the Old Market House Arts Centre on a first come first served basis.
Old Market House Arts Centre, Main St, Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Contact: 058 48944