SoundEye Press, a small Cork-based poetry press, in operation since 2019, will be launching two books of poetry on Culture Night: Tom Pickard’s Scribblyjack: Confessions of a Geordie Dole Poet & Ellen Dillon’s Achatina, Achatina! There will be readings, book-signings and music, all in Callanan’s intimate surroundings.
A successor to 2017’s Fiend’s Fell, which made the New York Times’ Best Poetry of 2017 list, Scribblyjack is a mix of prose, poetry, photographs and graphic work from celebrated North of England poet Tom Pickard.
The poetry of Limerick’s Ellen Dillon has been described as “taking the everyday and revealing it as strange, beautiful, poetic and political”. Recent publications include Sonnets to Malkmus (2019), and Morsel May Sleep: Poems from Mallarmé’s Classroom (2021).