Frank Ormsby Readings
Northern Irish poet Frank Ormsby's retrospective Goat's Milk: New & Selected Poems, was published by Bloodaxe in the UK and by Wake Forest University Press in the USA in 2015. His new collection The Darkness of Snow, which includes a sequence of poems about living with Parkinson's, will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2017.
An interview with Frank Ormsby about the Parkinson's Poems, which were previously published in pamphlet form, ran in the Belfast Telegraph of 6 September 2016. He also spoke about the poems and read one on The Arts Show Frank Ormsby special, first broadcast in April 2015 and rebroadcast on 5 September 2017. Available until 7 October here.
Frank Ormsby was the Guest of Honour at the BBC Proms in the Park at Castle Coole, Nothern Ireland on 9 September 2017. His work was celebrated and two poems from Goat's Milk: New & Selected Poems were read by actor Adrian Dunbar accompanied by specially composed music by Graeme Stewart performed by the Ulster Orchestra and harpist Richard Allen. See here for links to the performance.
EVENTS FOR THE DARKNESS OF SNOW
Thursday 28 September, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9 5AB, 7pm
Belfast launch of The Darkness of Snow. Introduced by Michael Longley, to whom the book is dedicated.
Event organised by No Alibis Bookstore.
Sunday 5 November, John O’Connor Literary Arts Festival, Armagh
A Literary Lyrical Lunchtime: Frank Ormsby & Anthony Toner
Words and music with Fermanagh-born poet Frank Ormsby and Belfast singer/songwriter Anthony Toner read and perform together.
[25 September 2017]