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19/10/2021

Kildare man to launch book of poetry in Carlow this evening

Derek Coyle is a past pupil of Naas CBS and Maynooth University

Kildare man to launch book of poetry in Carlow this evening

Kill man Dr Derek Coyle will launch a book of his original poems, ‘Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee, Carlow’, at Carlow College, St Patrick’s this evening, Wednesday, April 10 at 7.30 in Cobden Hall.

A former student of Naas CBS and Maynooth University, Dr Coyle lectures in English Literature and Creative Writing at Carlow College, St Patrick’s.

The book is a dual language text consisting of original poems in English with their Swedish translation.

Peter Nyberg has translated the poems into Swedish, and Magnus Grehn Förlag is the publisher.

The President of Carlow College, St Patrick’s, Fr Conn Ó Maoldhomhnaigh, will host the evening and the writer Peter Murphy will launch the book.

Both the publisher and translater, will appear at the launch via Skype.

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Dr Coyle expects to be  giving a summer school in June in Sweden on the writing of poetry.

He will be appearing in the Blackwater International Poetry Festival on the Bank Holiday weekend in August, which is a festival based in Cork, as well as an appearance in the Dublin International Literary Festival in May.

Some readings in Kildare venues are likely at some point in the summer also.

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