Book launch: Open Season on the Moon & How the Weather Was

Book launch: Open Season on the Moon & How the Weather Was


Thursday 18 September 2019

6.30pm–8.30pm | All welcome


All are welcome to the launch of two new poetry collections from Salmon Poetry at the Irish Writers Centre from 6:30 on Thursday 18 September.

Patrick Chapman's current poetry collection with Salmon Poetry is Open Season on the Moon. He has published eight poetry collections, seven with Salmon Poetry, since 1991, as well as a novel and three volumes of stories. His other works include a short film, television for children, and audio dramas for Doctor Who and Dan Dare. He produced B7’s dramatisation of Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles for BBC Radio 4. With Dimitra Xidous he edits The Pickled Body.
Jean Kavanagh's current poetry collection with Salmon Poetry is How the Weather Was.  Jean is an Irish poet living in Norway. She studied Irish Folklore and English Literature in UCD, Dublin, and has a Masters’ Degree in Indigenous Studies from the Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway. Her work has been published in journals, showcase anthologies for the Galway Arts Centre, and in Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon, 2011), and Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry (Salmon, 2016). In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry AwardOther Places (Salmon Poetry, 2014) her debut collection was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award for Best First Collection in 2015.