David Toms: Pacemaker

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Monday 10 July 2023

1:00 pm


Bantry Library

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In Pacemaker, acclaimed poet David Toms confronts what it means to live life while always walking in tandem with a rare heart condition. Written with beauty and economy, it speaks to all of us in its exploration of what it means to live in a fragile yet resilient body, to walk multiple challenging paths, and to always find a way to keep moving."

David will be in conversation with Sasha de Buyl

Admission: Free

In this reflective hybrid memoir, he invites us into the most intimate of struggles; to be keenly aware, with every step, that one day your heart may give out. He climbs mountains for leisure and in his personal life; explores heartbreak both metaphorical and literal; and takes us on journeys both real and imagined.




David Toms

David Toms is a writer from Waterford, now living and working in Norway. His poetry collections include Northly (Turas Press, 2019), Soma | Sema (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011),...

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Sasha de Buyl

Sasha de Buyl is a writer and programmer from Cork. They are currently Literature and Ideas Programmer at International Literature Festival Dublin and in 2023 acted as Guest Curator for...

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