You are invited to the LAUNCH of Mary Lee’s second collection of poetry Everyday Epiphanies on Friday, July 23rd at 7pm (local Galway/Ireland time GMT +1.00). The book will be launched by Kevin Higgins.
Join the Zoom Meeting at
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549
Be sure and buy your copy of Everyday Epiphanies in good time so you have it for the launch. Get your copy for the bargain price of €13.50 (including postage) from Mary Lee via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also get your copy direct from Kelsay Books here https://kelsaybooks.com/products/everyday-epiphanies
“You cannot isolate eros from agape, the sensual Creation from the embodied human spirit. But it takes a life of scars and starlight to learn this by heart. Loss and discovery, the lively and the lethal, shadow and suntrap, are always intermingled in these verses. Seepage is everything. Our first of Spring is still the English Winter, and the Fall is still a harvest festival. Here, then, are hymns to a hyphenated world, as in Lee's lovely Nativity poem, 'Mary' ”
– Aidan Mathews, award-winning poet, novelist and radio producer,
“This book of poems expresses Christian spirituality in a far more intimate and revealing way than is possible from pulpit or rostrum. Each poem calls us to stop, consider and see the beauty and sacredness of everyone and everything around us.”
– Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, RSC, well know social justice campaigner, social innovator and author.
Mary Lee’s poems
have been published nationally and internationally: Skylight 47; Crannóg;
Orbis; The Poet’s Quest for God
(Anthology, Eyewear Publishing, UK); The
Anglican Theological Review; The 2018
Poiema Series (Anthology); Poems for
Patience Competition; The Linnet’s
Wings; The Galway Review 4; The Furrow; Dodging the Rain; Presence: A Journal of Spiritual Directors
International; Proust (Collection
2); Adam, Eve & the Riders of the
Apolcalypse (Wipf& Stock anthology); A New Ulster website; The
Wild Word Website; The Galway Review
Website. Her work has been broadcast on RTE Radio 1, A Living Word, and her poems have been cited at liturgies and
retreats. Her debut poetry
collection, Bloom, was published by
Rejoice Publications, (an imprint of Matthew James Publishing Ltd), November,
2016. Everyday Epiphanies is published by Kelsay Books (USA).
Originally from a farm on the shores of Lough Corrib, North Galway, Mary lives in Galway. She has taught at second level in Roscommon, and subsequently worked in the areas of community development and pastoral catechesis in Athlone. The struggles of those she encountered in her work situations led her to train as a psychotherapist, and to establish Vita House Family Centre, Roscommon, where she was Director of Services for twenty years. Mary has always had an interest in poetry. On moving to Galway she joined Kevin Higgins’s Thursday workshops which she has attended for many years. Mary combines writing with her voluntary work in the areas of leadership and psychotherapy. She writes poetry as an expression of gratitude for the myriad experiences and revelatory moments in nature and in social, church and community circles.