Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome poets Anne-Marie Fyfe and C.L. Dallat who will sign and discuss their books, Understudies: New and Selected Poems and The Year of Not Dancing.
About Understudies: New and Selected Poems:
Understudies brings together new poems of optimism and isolation, of assumed and confused identities, with some of the poems from Anne-Marie Fyfe's previous three collections that first brought readers into this world of lives at once chaotic and oddly consolatory that lie below placid surfaces.
About The Year of Not Dancing:
In The Year of Not Dancing, C.L. Dallat explores some of life's most profound issues - the bonds of family and formation of identity, the sense of home and belonging, the function of grief, hope and remembrance - issues that are central to all our lives. Charting three generations of his own family, Dallat's poetry is finely crafted, sometimes witty and always tender, alert to the nuances and ironies that are core to the formation of our sense of self.
About Anne-Marie Fyfe:
Anne-Marie Fyfe has four collections of poetry including Understudies: New and Selected Poems and a fifth collection, House of Small Absences, due from Seren Books in 2015; has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize; has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings and workshops at London’s leading live literature venue, the Troubadour, since 1997, organises the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim, and was chair of the UK-wide Poetry Society from 2006-2009.
About C.L. Dallat:
C.L. Dallat, poet, musician and critic, was born in Ballycastle, County Antrim, in Ireland, and now lives in London where he has reviewed literature and the arts for the TLS and Guardian among others, and has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review since its inception in 1998. His first poetry collection, Morning Star, was published in 1998, he won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2006 and his latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing.