The Gallery Press in association with Yeats International Summer School hope you will join us to celebrate the publication of Collected Poems by Dermot Healy.
Collected Poems is a harvest of almost half a century’s remarkable work — a book rich in imaginative reach and empathy.
Tuesday 24 July
The Yeats Building, Hyde Bridge, Sligo
Born in Finea, County Westmeath, Dermot Healy was a poet, novelist, playwright and short story writer. The Gallery Press has published his five collections of poems: The Ballyconnell Colours (1992), What the Hammer (1998), The Reed Bed (2001), A Fool’s Errand (2010, shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award) and The Travels of Sorrow (2015).
Other books include Banished Misfortune (stories), The Bend for Home (memoir), Fighting with Shadows, A Goat’s Song, Sudden Times and Long Time, No See (novels). The Collected Short Stories and The Collected Plays have recently been published.
Dermot Healy lived in Ballyconnell, County Sligo, until his sudden death in 2014.