Posts tagged "Poetry book review"

The Book and The Poet: Dimitra Xidous

The Book and The Poet: Dimitra Xidous

In Profile: Dimitra Xidous – Keeping Bees

I have been a fan of the work of the brilliant Dimitra Xidous for a few years now and was delighted to attend her book launch in Galway in 2014 and purchase her first collection, released through Doire Press.

As Dimitra is a massive Federico Garcia Lorca fan like myself, it is only obvious I would be attracted to her work and style of writing which is unique among the many books released throughout the year in Ireland. The poetry of Xidous has the potential to drop into my obsessive-collective of Neruda, Lorca, Handal and Simic, so I really look forward to future work from her.

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and Writers

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and Writers

A Full On Reading Year Ahead

New Project Introducing Resources For Readers, Poets and WritersPeople who know me personally know I read a lot throughout the year and break this reading into categories such as history, science, small fiction and a lot of non-fiction, but the vast majority of books I read are poetry books. I love using Facebook to find books which comes naturally through friends recommendations or befriending new writers.

Through this method I have read a bucket load of brilliant books and met really cool writers online. So, I have decided to re-read my poetry book collection and create a new resource called poet/writer in profile where I will introduce the writer, add some background, recommend rather than review the book and share and show some of the writers work.