We're delighted to announce the launch of Gathering Evidence, by Galway native Caoilinn Hughes, winner of the 2013 Cúirt New Writing prize. The launch takes place on Wednesday the 5th of February at 6pm, and everyone is welcome!Visit our Facebook page to view pictures of the launch!
About Gathering Evidence:
With pinpoint accuracy, virtuosity and humour, Caoilinn Hughes aligns scientific and poetic venturing. In this striking debut collection she focuses on moments of discovery, from the first controlled nuclear reaction to the shape of an avalanche as witnessed from its catchment area. These are epiphanies with consequences."The notion of the poet as alchemist is a familiar one, but Caoilinn Hughes gives it new and enormous energy. I find myself wondering how she knows so much about so many things; and then I notice how far her poems travel beyond their own footprints. On page after page, she offers transformation – turning facts into feeling, experience into knowledge, prose into poetry, science into art." Bill Manhire"Hughes brings to the embers of the Irish lyric new breath, new music, new word hoards, reinvigorating that tradition. She spins news from her travels in the wide world and it feels like essential information. This collection is a flaring forth, an auspicious comet, signal of achievement and promise." Paula Meehan
About Caoilinn Hughes:
Caoilinn Hughes was born in Galway, Ireland in 1985. With BA and MA degrees from the Queen's University of Belfast, she moved to New Zealand. After some years working for Google, running a small business, and writing novels on the weekends, she enrolled in a Ph.D. at Victoria University of Wellington. A selection of poems from her first book, Gathering Evidence won the 2012 Patrick Kavanagh Award, and poems from the collection also won the 2013 Cúirt New Writing Prize, the 2012 STA Travel Writing Prize and the 2013 Trócaire / Poetry Ireland Competition. Gathering Evidence is published by Carcanet.The launch of Gathering Evidence takes place on Wednesday the 5th of February at 6pm, and everyone is welcome! Get in touch (here...) if you would like to reserve a signed copy of the book after the launch, or one shipped to you!