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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Salmon Poetry announces Galway Launch of 'Hurting God' by Rita Ann Higgins

Salmon Poetry
invites you to celebrate the Galway launch of

Hurting God
Part Essay Part Rhyme
Rita Ann Higgins

God, púcas, jiving factory girls, a crocodile-wielding father, long-lost lives and equally long-lost multinationals all form part of the brilliant world of Rita Ann Higgins’s As well as collection of essays and poems, Hurting God – Part Essay Part Rhyme. highlighting Rita Ann’s unique voice, this book gives a special insight into how closely prose and poetry can work together to bring a perspective that enables deep understanding.

For over two This is as decades Rita Ann Higgins has been a poetic voice for the voiceless. Now, in these essays which form a poetic true in her plays as in her poetry. memoir, she shows yet again that she is one of the best contemporary Irish writers.

“Higgins’s work does not function to keep anyone out, but invite them to sit on the back wall with her, looking in all directions from this edge.” from ‘Watch your Language’: Speculative Theory and the Poetry of Rita Ann Higgins by Moynagh Sullivan, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Launch Introduction by

Venue: The Town Hall Theatre, Courthouse Square, Galway
Date/Time: Saturday 25th September, 2pm
All are welcome.
We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family there!

For more info about this book,
and to purchase copies online, visit our website:

Published by:
Salmon Poetry, Knockeven,
Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland