Highly anticipated poetry collection to be launched tomorrow

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The launch of ‘Flower Press’, a highly anticipated poetry collection by Alicia Kinsella, will take place tomorrow, Thursday, 15 March at 6.30pm at NUI Galway.
Alice was born in Dublin and raised in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, and is currently studying poetry and fiction in the MA in Writing at the University.

This short collection of poetry, in three sections; Bud, Bloom, and Blood, explores the growth of love in childhood, the loss of innocence, and the fallout of that loss.

Dr John Kenny, Director of the MA in Writing at NUI Galway, said that it is rare that a student only halfway through their Masters would have a range of poetic work of ‘sufficient accomplishment’ as to be so ’eminently worthy of a first collection’.

“Alice Kinsella is an impressive devotee of the art of poetry – Flower Press promises to be a real joy in itself for all readers and a major inspiration for other students keen to get their work successfully out into the world,” said Dr Kenny.

Sinéad Gleeson, Writer, Editor, Freelance Broadcaster and Journalist describes Flower Press as “Intimate, lyrical and full of pathos. Alice Kinsella brings an otherworldly quality to the quotidian, in work that is unsettling and transformative. Flower Press is a debut of rare beauty, revealing multiple epiphanies and the power of the poet’s wielded pen.”

Alice, Author of Flower Press said: “I’m honoured to have Flower Press launched by the MA in Writing programme. This wouldn’t be possible without the generosity and kindness of John Kenny and my classmates. The MA provides a wonderful home for emerging writers in Galway, I’m so lucky to be among them.”

The launch will take place in the Moore Institute, Hardiman Research Building, Room G010, NUI Galway. Refreshments will be served on the night and all welcome.