No Alibis Bookstore and Poetry NI invite you to the launch of Nessa O'Mahony's new poetry collection 'Her Father's Daughter' on Friday 14th November at 6:30pm.
In the new poetry collection, Nessa examines the nature of those bonds through poems that combine the autobiographical with the historical as she explores poetically two very contrasting father-daughter relationships from two very contrasting periods of Irish history.
Nessa presents a parallel sequence of poems, one relating to her relationship with her own father, whose decline and death she charts with painful honesty, the second exploring the life of her grandfather, a more mysterious figure whose story slowly emerges through her mother’s memories, and her own research. The result is a meditation on love and losing and on what is retained through narrative and memory.
Reading alongside Nessa will be local poet Colin Dardis. Free event, no tickets necessary.
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