The song-birds are drowning,
from ‘The House That Stood For Happiness’
This nest offers its mouth
returning its call,
Where there is light,
I made good
Émigrés and other poems are © Maria McManus (from Available Light, published Arlen House, 2018)
Maria McManus will be launching Available Light along with The Work of a Winter by Maureen Boyle, Love, the Magician by Medbh McGuckian, Feather and Bone by Ruth Carr, and The Uses of Silk by Gráinne Tobin, Each of us (our chronic alphabets) by Natasha Cuddington.
Arlen House Dublin launch details at Eventbrite
Maria McManus lives in Belfast. She is the author of Available Light (Arlen House, 2018), We are Bone (2013), The Cello Suites (2009) and Reading the Dog (2006) (Lagan Press), she has collaborated extensively with others to put literature into public spaces. She is artistic director and curator of Poetry Jukebox and an active organiser and founder member of Fired! Irish Poets.