Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Praise for Black and Blue, by Cathy Galvin:

The novelist David Almond writes,

"...the book is wonderful. So beautiful and moving. I feel so many connections between your work and mine - family, grief, childhood, angels, birds, the language and structures of Catholicism. The impulse to make sense of our catholic heritage and our childhoods, to deal with them honestly, to make a language that can work as art, to turn our family stories into things of beauty. Black and Blue is a gorgeous sacramental thing... 

Monday, 18 August 2014

BLACK and BLUE: a sequence of sonnets

Cathy Galvin's emotionally stunning first collection of poems

Cathy Galvin has roots in Coventry, West Yorkshire and
Connemara: she now lives in London. A journalist, her work has appeared
in many national and international journals.
She co-founded the Sunday Times-EFG Short Story Award
and is an associate editor of the Warwick Review.
She edited Red, the Waterstone's anthology of new writing
and is director and founder of the UK's leading promoter
of short fiction writing, The Word Factory.

Praise for Black and Blue:

"A crown of sonnets seems at first an intractable

and even intimidating prospect. When a writer

confidently inhabits its space, its spaces within

spaces, the crown becomes an arena of grace.

Cathy Galvin's Black and Blue is such a performance.

Her sequence moves brilliantly through and over

those spaces with drama, immediacy and power."
David Morley

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

Voice of America

Very interesting and sensitive reading by Dennis Morton of some poems from Nicholas Murray's Of earth, water, air and fire on the US radio station KUSP in Santa Cruz. Here's the link: