Thursday 4th November
Lady Cassie Peregrina Book Launch
Poet Ger Reidy launches Lady Cassie Peregrina (Arlen House) a poetry collection by
Custom House Studio
Lady Cassie Peregrina – explained by Terry McDonagh
Lady Cassie Peregrina, a poetry collection that tells the story of Cassie, a border collie, rescued by Ballyhaunis ISPCA and adopted by us in 2013. We – Joanna, Matthew, Cassie and I – shared life for nine months in County Mayo, then headed for Hamburg by car via Belfast, Scotland, Newcastle, Amsterdam and, finally, Hamburg. The whole collection tells of this journey in six sections – three allocated to Cassie's point of view and three to mine.
Terry McDonagh poet, translator, dramatist, taught creative writing at the University of Hamburg and Drama Director at the International School Hamburg. Residencies in Europe, Asia and Australia. Publications: 10 poetry collections, letters, prose, drama as well as poetry for young people. Translated into Indonesian and German. 2015 Out of the Dying Pan into the Pyre, was long-listed for Poetry Society Poetry Prize. 2016, highly commended in Gregory O'Donoghue poetry prize. Included in Gill & McMillan poetry anthology for young people 2016. Just published: Lady Cassie Peregrina – Arlen House.
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