Monday, April 13, 2009

Chris Agee - Next to Nothing


There was a heart-felt review in the Irish Times Weekend section on Saturday 11th, this weekend, for Chris Agee's new collection, Next to Nothing. The reviewer, Thomas McCarthy, describes how Chris approached the huge chasm of grief for a beloved young child, and explored this subject in this collection with deftness and skill.

Chris's book,published by Salt, will be launched this Thursday 16th April in the Unitarian Church, Stephen's Green, Dublin at 6.30pm. John F. Deane will introduce it.

I hope, luck be willing, to see some of you there :)

8 comments:

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Hi B
I won't make this launch - too many irons in the fire at the mo.
I thought Tom's review was excellent - so compassionate and typical of the man. Chris's poems are heart-breaking. I bawled reading them.
N

Liz said...

Barbara, hi,

I enjoyed the review - must order his book - sounds heartbreaking though...

Enjoy the launch - let us know how it goes.
x

BarbaraS said...

Hi N & Liz, it sounds like a remarkable book. I'll let ye know how it goes.

Dick said...

What a subject to initiate poetry. Many do, I know. I well remember reading Jon Silkin's 'Death of a Son' for the first time and finding it enormously moving. I can't imagine writing through grief if I were in that position.

Mairi said...

Thanks for the recommendation. I've looked up Chris Agee, found some commnets by Don Paterson, a poet I like, read Dark Hay, and become an instant fan. I'll look for First Light as an introduction before I attempt the heart wrench of his new work. I love suddenly coming across someone new and wonderful.

Dave King said...

Thanks for the info'. I had missed out on that. Must take steps to get me a copy.

Kay said...

I'm looking forward to the report of the launch. May be a bit of an emotional launch?

BarbaraS said...

You're dead right, Kay, it was very tough on the author, but it was a good launch all the same. Report to follow!

Good stuff, Dave, and thanks for dropping by.