Wednesday, August 14, 2013

In Between Angels and Animals - my second collection - recently launched at Kenny's Bookshop, Galway

In Between Angels and Animals (Arlen House, 2013)

 Available from, 

and many good bookshops throughout Ireland

Cover art: 'Static' by Alex Hall (

Read my interview with Kernan Andrews 

in The Galway Advertiser, 20 June 2013 here

Des Kenny welcoming all assembled at the launch on Saturday, 22 June, Kenny's Bookshop
The wonderful poet & activist, Sarah Clancy was guest speaker
Poets, Terry McDonagh and Lisa C. Taylor also launched their new collections (by Arlen House) 

Siobhán Nic Ghaoithín and little Conall - fascinated with my necklace
L-R  Caroline, Vera Orschel, Aileen Kavanagh & Mairéad Roche

Two beautiful ladies: my mother & poet, Geraldine Mills

Andrew Lohan and Rafa
With Sarah Clancy after her kind words about my book

Old & new friends who supported me - Don Phelan, Seán Lysaght, Catherine Paolucci, Becky Lally
A captive crowd

A proud daughter with her wonderful Dad

Mairéad Roche, Muireann Ní Dhroighneáin, my sister Tara and Blathnaid Mulholland

Dave Power and Muireann
My sister, Benita with June Boulger
Eoin Barrett and Elaine Keane

My great friend and fellow poet, Susan Kelly 

The first review of In Between Angels and Animals 

from The Lantern Review, No. 8, Summer 2013

Further responses from critics to In Between Angels and Animals (Arlen House, 2013):

Her poetic style is lyrical, intelligent and confident and the poems are searching in a sophisticated and detached way....She goes on to explore many subjects: love, exile, technology, all in a worldwide context…The poetry is erudite and far-reaching and, as the title suggests, it touches on the whole created universe, as the Elziabethans understood it! Poetry Ireland Review, Issue 115, April 2015

She uses her words wisely and sparingly, with none wasted as emotions, images and thoughts are conjured up. - Books Ireland, March/April 2014

I recommend this collection wholeheartedly to all those interested in Irish writing in Irish and in English. - The Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, Vol. 13, 2013