Book Launch: The Space Between by Kate Dempsey
Book Launch: The Space Between by Kate Dempsey

Book Launch: The Space Between by Kate Dempsey


Monday 23 November

6:30 pm

All are welcome to the launch of Kate Dempsey's debut full collection published by Doire Press. The poems in The Space Between are acute observations on everyday incidents in relationships or the domestic. 

‘Kate Dempsey has a distinct poetic voice, one that is at times humourous and knowing, often tender and frequently brave. In a collection book-ended by love, that voice addresses life in all its frailties and crazy, unexpected strengths in poems that always go beyond mere surface and into The Space Between.’

— Enda Coyle-Greene, author of Map of the Last

‘From the kitchen table to the Periodic Table, from dancing cows to drunken poets, Kate Dempsey puts our loves and lies under a powerful microscope. In poems that sparkle with an indignation tempered with good humour, it is ultimately consoling to know that love conkers (sic) all.’ 

—Iggy McGovern, author of Safe House


About the author: 

Kate Dempsey is from Coventry and studied physics at Oxford University. She lived in the Netherlands and the States before settling in Maynooth over twenty years ago. She won the Plough Prize and the Cecil Day Lewis Award and was commended twice for the Patrick Kavanagh Award, as well as being shortlisted for the Hennessy Award for New Writing for both poetry and fiction. She's received bursaries from the Arts Council and from South Dublin Co Council, and is organiser of the Poetry Divas.