Maurice Devitt & Matthew Geden

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

5:00 pm


Bantry Library

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Join Doire Press poets, Maurice Devitt and Matthew Geden, as they read from their latest collections of poetry.

Maurice and Matthew will be in conversation with Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan

Admission: Free

Some of These Stories are True is the second full-length poetry collection by Dublin-based poet Maurice Devitt. The poems seek out the mystery in everyday urban life in a conversational tone, often with dark humour, exploring hints of the extraordinary in the quotidian, using a transverse section of personal experience to explicate universal themes of love, grief, anxiety, the joy of childhood, the vicissitudes of growing up and, ultimately, growing old.


The Cloud Architect is the third full-length poetry collection by Kinsale- based poet Matthew Geden. This new collection looks at the world through the smoke and mirrors which cloud and hide simple truths found in introspection. These poems reflect upon the natural world, love, grief and the outer and inner journeys we make through life. In The Cloud Architect Matthew attempts to connect these themes with thoughtful clarity. Derek Mahon called him, ‘A quiet contemplative poet alive to the hours and the seasons. A true voice.’





Maurice Devitt

Maurice Devitt, born in Dublin, completed an MA in Poetry Studies at Mater Dei. His debut collection Growing Up in Colour was published by Doire Press in 2018. His poems...

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Matthew Geden

Matthew Geden was born and brought up in the English Midlands, moving to Kinsale in 1990. His poetry collections include Swimming to Albania, The Place Inside and Fruit. In November...

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Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan is a Dublin-based writer and performer from India. Her work has been published by Dedalus Press, Lifeboat Press, Poetry Ireland, Banshee, and Stinging Fly amongst others. Chandrika was selected to participate in...

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