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The Architecture of Chance

My new book  The Architecture of Chance is now out  from Wurm Press : Christodoulos Makris’ second full collection, blends painstaking poetic craft with the accidental hazards of found text and overheard sample. As challenging as it is accessible, these poems comment wittily yet unsparingly on the cultural, economic and political textures of twenty-first century life. "A forerunner, in Irish poetry and Irish poetry publishing." - Harry Clifton, The Irish Times "We can distinguish two types of cityscape: those which are formed deliberately, and others which develop unintentionally. The former derive from the artistic will that is realised in squares, vistas, arrangements of buildings, and effects of perspective which Baedeker generally illuminates with a star. The latter on the other hand come into being without having been planned in advance. They are not compositions like Pariser Platz or La Concorde which owe their existence to a single architectural

Centrifugal at Trinity College Dublin

The Trinity Journal of Literary Translation , in association with The Long Room Hub at Trinity College Dublin and the Irish Translators' and Interpreters' Association , present the Dublin launch of  Centrifugal: Contemporary Poetry from Dublin and Guadalajara  - a bilingual anthology of reciprocal translations / re-interpretations / versions of the work of 7 pairs of poets from the two cities. The book is published by Mexico's EBL-Cielo Abierto publishing house in conjunction with CONACULTA, Mexico's National Council for Culture and the Arts, and is co-edited by Ángel Ortuño (Guadalajara) and Christodoulos Makris (Dublin). Introduced by Christodoulos Makris, and also featuring contributions from Alan Jude Moore, Anamaría Crowe Serrano, Catherine Walsh, John Kearns and Kit Fryatt, the event will include readings from the anthology alongside discussions on the range of approaches employed in rendering the work of each partner poet into English. Tuesday 10 February

cross-stream: ways of writing

I'm delighted to announce a series of talks from a diverse group of contemporary poets discussing their writing process. Produced in partnership with Fingal Libraries , these talks / presentations will take place in various library branches over four weeks in February and March 2015. All events are free admission and start at 6.30pm, and will include Q&A sessions. Full details below: A series consisting of four events, each featuring two outstanding contemporary poets writing out of different poetic traditions (e.g. lyrical, cosmopolitan, experimental, performance) discussing the compositional process behind one of their poems. All events will include a Q&A session. This is a unique opportunity for poetry audiences, writers, students and general readers to gain an insight into the diversity of methods and range of approaches towards writing. Tuesday 17 February 2015 Baldoyle Library Maurice Scully & Enda Coyle-Greene Wednesday 25 February 2015 Do