David Nash: No Man’s Land

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Friday 19 July 2024

11:30 am


Bantry Bookshop

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No Man's Land is the highly assured debut collection of poems by Chile-based, Cork poet David Nash, an exploration and a reclamation of a place at once familiar and strange – the West Cork rural landscape of the poet's formative years.

Admission: Free

Returning to West Cork for the first time in more than a decade, David re-immerses himself in a world of memory and language, folklore and custom, revealing a strikingly intimate connection with flora and fauna, land- and seascape. Yet all the while his presence feels questioned, undeserved, his calling as both participant and observer under assault from the passage of time and the overwhelming threat of the present ecological moment.


Inventive and playful, surprising and life-affirming, at its heart No Man’s Land is nevertheless a book about loss – the loss of language, knowledge, nature and wilderness that affects all of us in these challenging and troubling times.


‘An auspicious and powerful debut – exuberant, original, comforting.’ Paula Meehan


David Nash

David Nash was born in Co. Cork and lives between Ireland and Chile. His work is widely published in journals, and his texts have appeared in numerous art exhibitions and...

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