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“Out of Breath” book launch in the Abbey

Date Posted: 5th May 2016

“Out of Breath” is a book of poems composed by our Head of English Mr Mel McMahon. After the recent and successful book launch in the Abbey there are a series of readings with the next being in Lurgan Library Tuesday 10th May @7pm.  Mel has had success with previous publications and of this compilation of poems Mark Roper writes; ‘.. these are quiet, generous, graceful, memorable poems, never raising their voice, never needing to.’

Mel McMahon was born in Lurgan in 1968. With Adrian Rice, he co-founded the Abbey Press in 1997. His work has appeared widely in journals and anthologies and has been broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster. He has been short-listed for the Beehive International Poetry Prize and was a prize-winner in the FSNI International Poetry Competition (2015).

Audience Shot Mel at Podium Kieran and Cathy Mallie Micky and Geraldine Garvey in front seatLonger Queue for Book SigningAudience Shot The Greene Family

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