Frank Ormsby

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Join us in the Gallery Bar for a Sunday afternoon celebration of the latest work from one of Fermanagh’s most revered poets – Frank Ormsby. Frank is celebrating the publication by Bloodaxe Books of his latest collection, The Rain Barrel. He is also the author of collections like A Northern Spring, A Store of Candles, Goat’s Milk: New and Selected Poems and the acclaimed The Darkness of Snow, which was a Poetry Book Society recommendation - and shortlisted for the National Book Circle Critics’ Prize. He is also renowned for his work as editor (for two decades) of the acclaimed literary magazine The Honest Ulsterman, and as editor of a number of important poetry anthologies. Some of his recent poems about Parkinson's Disease were published by Scottish publisher Mariscat Press in June of 2016. The afternoon will begin with a short welcome and informal introduction from Frank’s friend and creative collaborator, songwriter and musician Anthony Toner. This will be followed by a reading from Frank, taking in some old favourites as well as selections from The Rain Barrel. The reading is expected to last just over an hour, will conclude with an opportunity to buy a copy of the new book and have it signed, with books graciously supplied for the occasion by No Alibis Bookstore.

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