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A review of The Architecture of Chance on DURA & an article on my StAnza Residency on The List

I'm happy to note that reviews of my second book The Architecture of Chance keep appearing, more than two years after publication. The most recent, written by Stephanie Koetsier for Dundee University Review of the Arts (DURA), was part of a series of reviews of books by poets who participated in the 2017 edition of StAnza, Scotland's International Poetry Festival in St Andrews, at the beginning of March.

In the review, published just days before the festival, Koetsier calls the collection "unique" and finds that the work in it "challenges the preconceived structures" of poetry. It is "the epitome of the contemporary poet’s working breadth and depth," she writes.

My thanks to Stephanie Koetsier and DURA for their interest.

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While in St Andrews I spoke to journalist Rebecca Monks for an article about my Digital Residency at StAnza 2017 that she was preparing for Scotland's arts and entertainment magazine thelist.co.uk, and which appeared shortl…

gorse reading at Mountains to Sea Book Festival

On Friday 24 March I'll be reading with Aodán McCardle and Suzanne Walsh as part of a gorse showcase reading at Mountains to Sea Book Festival in Dun Laoghaire.

The event is part of the Poetry Now strand of the festival programme, and it is billed as "a sampling of poets working at the boundaries of performance, visual art and poetry whose work has appeared in gorse, the Dublin-based journal that has quickly established itself as an exciting presence on the European literary scene". It takes place at dlr LexIcon, The Studio with a start time of 8.30pm. Tickets are €10 / €8 conc.

The reading will be followed by a reception marking the publication of gorse No. 8.

Thanks to Alice Lyons, Poetry Now curator at Mountains to Sea, for inviting gorse to be involved in this year's edition. PN2017 boasts an exciting lineup also including readings from Vona Groarke, Paula Meehan, Mairéad Byrne, Matthew Welton, Sarah Howe, Nick Laird, Michael Longley, Fanny Howe, Harry Clifton, Ka…