Monday 23 October 2017

Poet Margaret to launch 'The Scattering Lawns'

LOCAL writer Margaret Galvin will be launching her sixth collection of poetry, entitled 'The Scattering Lawns' in Wexford Library on Thursday December 19.

Margaret, originally from Co Tipperary, has lived in Wexford for over 30 years.

She has worked as an editor of Ireland's Own and in social care as well as facilitating workshops for Wexford County Library Service. Her poetry is well represented in literary magazines and anthologies.

In recent years Margaret returned to adult education, graduating with a degree in Social Studies from IT Carlow, Wexford Campus.

'The Scattering Lawns' was compiled during those years of study and informed by the learning with many of the poems addressing the concerns of those who live on the margins.

While Margaret Galvin's sixth collection of poetry is very much concerned with loss, the loss of family, friends and local people, it is far from a morbid collusion with misery. She writes in celebration of such lives, the everyday heroism of the left behind living and indeed of life itself.

The collection will be launched in Wexford Library at 7.30 p.m. by Brendan Collins, Lecturer in the Lifelong Learning Centre of the Wexford Campus of Carlow Institute of Technology.

Wexford People