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Aspects Irish Literature Festival

20th September - 6th October


Moyra Donaldson

Friday 27 September

Poetry: New Collections
with Maureen Boyle, Moyra Donaldson and Ross Thompson

North Down Museum 6pm

Maureen Boyle’s The Work of a Winter contains poems written over sixteen years. They are often narrative and many attempt to give a voice to women and men whose voices we haven’t often been able to hear, reflecting the idea that poetry can give intimate imaginative access to people’s lives.

Carnivorous is the eighth collection from County Down poet Moyra Donaldson. Drawing on myth, nature and memory, the poems speak of the extraordinary in the ordinary. Fluidity of self and of time, an evocation of the natural world, our human need to try to make sense of our lives – all themes that are expanded and developed in this latest book.

Bangor Poet, Ross Thompson’s debut collection of poems, Threading The Light, will be published by Dedalus Press in October 2019. It charts a chronological journey through the pre-adventure world of childhood, the wounds of awkward adolescence and the future promise of adult life. Honest and emotive, Threading The Light is a book about hope, love, faith and forging ahead without letting go of the past.

Maureen Boyle
Moyra Donaldson
Ross Thompson