Friday, March 22, 2013

GALWAY: Susan Millar DuMars launch

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, 2pm, FREE

Galway City Museum

Salmon Poetry invites you to the Galway launch of The God Thing, the new collection of poetry by Susan Millar DuMars. The book will be launched by Reverend Canon Maureen Ryan. Everyone is welcome.  

Maureen Ryan has lived most of her adult life in Galway. She has published two novels and over 400 academic papers, essays, sermons, meditations and reflections. She is a psychologist, a Priest in the Church of Ireland and a Canon in the National Cathedral of St. Patrick’s, Dublin.

In The God Thing, Susan Millar DuMars writes with compassion and clarity about the terminal illness and death of a family member, and her own resulting struggle to keep faith and love alive within herself.  The poems question and rage, and find unexpected moments of humour and buoyancy.  DuMars looks for God in the stories of the Bible’s women; in the transcendent paintings of Matisse and the soulful images of Hopper; in the transience of cities, the memory of mountains, the freedom of water and the spilt sugar stars in the sky.  An excavation of grief which unearths, if not the Divine, then hope – as necessary and fragile as our next breath.

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