Nessa O’Mahony, Jo Slade and John Murphy – Book Launch

  • Tuesday 28 May, 7.00pm
  • Poetry Ireland, 11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1
  • Tickets: Free

Join Nessa O'Mahony, Jo Slade and John Murphy in the launch of their newest collections. 

We are delighted to announce the book launch of Nessa O'Mahony, Jo Slade and John Murphy. 

Nessa O’Mahony’s The Hollow Woman and the Island is her fifth poetry collection; her third with Salmon Poetry. Earlier work includes In Sight of Home (2009), Her Father’s Daughter (2014) Trapping a Ghost (2005) and Bar Talk, (1999). Her first book of historic crime fiction, The Branchman, was published by Arlen House in 2018.

She is co-editor with Siobhan Campbell of Eavan Boland: Inside History (Arlen House 2016) and co-edited Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets Respond to Ovid (Recent Work Press 2017) with Paul Munden and a special Irish Issue of The North Magazine with Jane Clarke in 2018. She edited The Stony Thursday Book in 2018. She presents The Attic Sessions, a literary podcast, which she produces with her husband, Peter Salisbury. She is an Associate Lecturer with the Open University


Jo Slade's new poetry collection Cycles & Lost Monkeys is her 5th collection with Salmon Poetry. Her previous  books, include The Painter’s House, which was joint recipient of the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize in 2014. Her poems have been translated into French, Spanish, Romanian, Norwegian, Russian, Italian & Slovenian; published in literary journals and broadsheets in, Northern Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, Russia, France, Slovenia, Spain, the Channel Islands & Italy. She was Writer-in-Residence for Limerick County Council in 2006 and Writer-in-Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris in 2007. She has received Literature Bursary & Travel Grants from The Arts Council of Ireland, Culture Ireland & Limerick City Council.

John Murphy's Zeppelin Vending Machine Manifesto is his 3rd collection with Salmon Poetry. His debut collection, The Book Of Water, was published in 2012, and his second collection, The Language Hospital,  in 2016.  He has been three times shortlisted for the Hennessy Cognac/Irish Times writing awards, and has been a finalist in the UK National Poetry Competition. He won the Strokestown International Poetry Prize  in 2015, and in 2016. He is a fellow of both the British Computer Society and the Irish Computer Society, and has worked for most of his life as a computer scientist and academic (IBM,DCU).