Local poet Denis Carson, from Carryduff in County Down, is set to launch a unique, inspiring new anthology of poems, ‘Reaching Out’, this September. The poems, which have been crafted by Denis over several years have been inspired by both his love of nature and his observations on life, which he depicts in his poetry through the colour and the conversation of the every-day, coupled with his expert technical and creative style.
‘Reaching Out’ will be launched on Thursday 28 September, 2017 in the Linen Hall Library, Belfast from 6.00pm – 8.30pm. Denis Carson will read some of his poems at the launch and will be holding a book signing and participating in an audience Q&A. The launch event, which is free to attend will include refreshments. Places are limited and booking is advised by contacting Emain Publications.
Denis Carson is a former analytical chemist working in the field of forensic science. He later spent several years in public administration, including a four year spell as Secretary of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights. He states it was this appointment that first sparked an interest in some aspects of creative writing, which he has since pursued in retirement. Denis has been a member of Belfast Philharmonic Choir for several years and is one of the original members of Ballynafeigh Creative Writer’s Circle. He is also a regular contributor to Crossroads, the monthly magazine of St. Ignatius parish church in Carryduff, where he now lives.
Shauna Dunlop, Director of Emain Publications stated: “I am delighted to be publishing this wonderful new local collection of poems by Denis Carson. From the very beginning, I knew this very talented poet had a real story to tell, and an ability to bring his reader or listener on a journey with him, to experience a vibrant and tangible natural world of words, capturing the sometimes forgotten, and sometimes lost landscape of our travels through life.
‘Reaching Out’ will appeal to readers who crave that almost forgotten artistic tapestry of poetry. The poems, crafted by Denis, provide that moment we all need at times to find the relevance in our day of a sense of the wider world around us; that fresh breath, the ghost of a memory, a sense of certainty. I know this special anthology will find its way onto many bookshelves and become a treasured friend on bedside reading tables across the country.”
Denis Carson stated: “I have tried in this collection to offer a softly spoken challenge to a seemingly graceless age. I am simply writing as myself, frequently biographically, about things which engage my interest, reveal an element of local identity and offer some light to dispel the darkness. There are even references to my love of cats.”
‘Reaching Out’ by Denis Carson will be launched on 28 September 2017 at the Linen Hall Library, Belfast 6.00pm-8.30pm and is now available to buy for £10.00, including post and packaging within the UK and Ireland through this online shop. We can also ship to the United States for a flat fee P&P. You can transfer funds directly to us for this, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.