Reading Tour: Bodies, Belonging and Borders.

Doire Press Writers David Butler and Annemarie Ní Churreáin Visit Belfast as part of Upcoming Reading Tour: Bodies, Belonging and Borders.

No Alibis Bookstore • Friday 17 November 2017 • 6.30pm

Award-winning poets Annemarie Ní Churreáin (author of BLOODROOT) and David Butler (author of All The Barbaric Glass) will take part in a very special reading of their works at No Alibis in Belfast on 17 November 2017.

Poet, Annemarie Ni Churreain from Donegal recently published her debut poetry collection, Bloodroot with Doire Press:

“Travel and the physical landscape is very much attached to my desire to write, explore and unbury histories. I’m looking forward to reconnecting with my roots in Northern Ireland Readings are part of the deeply personal and restorative journey that Bloodroot has taken me on. With every reading of these poems, I’m conscious of my own history, my grandmothers, and of the women from whom I come, whose voices were not always heard, whose stories were not only muted out of the family but out of society. The poems in Bloodroot come out of a place where silence was expected and enforced, and I never take for granted the fact that poetry allows me to turn that silence inside out.”

“For me, poetry is very much bound up with the body. Bloodroot is a meditation on the theme of origins, and the title poem references the fact that in the Spring of 1951 my grandmother Annie left Northern Ireland to travel down into the Midlands where she gave birth at the Castlepollard Mother and Baby Home. Some months later she returned home, back across the border, without her baby. The body and how it belongs us to history is very much at the heart of this book.” 

 The reading will take place next Friday 17 November at No Alibis Bookstore and admission is free. All are welcome.

BLOODROOT and All The Barbaric Glass are available for order from

Issue 11 – CultureHUB Magazine. Please contact, if you wish to receive the printed copy.

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