Thursday 29th September: 15.00 at Bray Town Hall

Poets Mary O’Donnell, Mark Granier and Ciaran O’Rourke will unlock the senses at what promises to be a sumptuous poetic treat.

Mary O’Donnell is a well-known poet and fiction writer. Collections include Unlegendary Heroes (1998), and Those April Fevers (2015). An eighth collection – Massacre of the Birds – was published in 2020 by Salmon Poetry. Her most recent novel is Where They Lie (New Island). She holds a PhD in creative writing from UCC and is a member of Ireland’s affiliation of artists, Aosdána.

Mark Granier is a poet and photographer. His photographs have been exhibited in the RHA and the dlrLexicon Municipal Gallery. His first solo show, Ghostlight, was held in the dlrLexicon in 2019. His fifth collection of poetry, Ghostlight: New & Selected Poems, was published by Salmon in 2017. He lives in Bray with his wife and son (and two dogs).

Ciarán O’Rourke lives in Galway. His first collection, The Buried Breath, was highly commended by the Forward Foundation for Poetry in 2019. His second collection, Phantom Gang, is published by The Irish Pages Press, and his extended essay, American Epic: On Paterson, is available as a pamphlet from Beir Bua Press.