Book Launch: Northly and Exposure from Turas Press

Book Launch: Northly and Exposure from Turas Press


Wednesday 11 September 2019

6.30 – 8.30 pm | All welcome

Poetry collections from Turas Press by two international poets

Northly by David Toms

Exposure by Julie-ann Rowell

David Toms hails from Waterford, has lived in Cork and in Prague and now lives and works in Norway. His work has been widely anthologised and his previous publications include:

  • Soma | Sema (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press 2011);
  • several chapbooks including For the Misanthropic Muse (Default 2009)
  • Those Feet and Where they are Going (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press 2010),
  • dikt / actions osl / ondon with Maren Nygård (Smithereens Press 2017).

Northly which will be published by Turas Press on 11 September 2019 is David's first full collection to be published in Ireland. It evokes the northern landscapes of Ireland and Norway.

"the nostalgia of the emigrant far from home, [ ] coupled with an unrelenting realism in poems of clarity, vigour and beauty."  - William Wall


Julie-ann Rowell is a Devon-based poet, teacher and editor, whose many accomplishments include: 

• winner of the Frogmore poetry competition;
• first collection, Letters North, nominated for the Michael Murphy Poetry Prize for Best First Collection in Britain and Ireland in 2011; winner of a poetry Book Society Award for her pamphlet "Convergence"

Julie-ann holds an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, where she was also editorial assistant and assistant editor at the academic journal Irish Studies Review, for three years.

Exposure is a finely-wrought, dramatic collection of poems woven from the landscape and folklore of the Orkney Islands,

"a dark hymn to the wonder and mystery of this most remote and fascinating of archipelagos."  - Gretta Stoddart

Join us on the night to celebrate the launch of these two marvellous books!