EMIGRATION will be the central theme as Michael Coady gives a reading from his recent poetry collection 'Going by Water' at Wexford Town Library as part of the All-Ireland Poetry Day on Thursday, October 6.
From Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary, where he was worked as a teacher, musician and writer, Coady's work is noted for his sense of community and place, and the ever changing lives and destinies of the ordinary people who live there.
His work is also known for its humour and compassion. Bursaries from The Arts Council enabled him to travel in Newfoundland and the U.S.A. in the 1980s.
The epic story of Irish emigration to America has been a significant element in his work in relation to lost family ties and their 'emotional archaeology'.
Coady's most recent poetry collections have been innovative in their integration of poetry, prose and his own photographs.
This event will take place in Wexford Town Library from 10.45 to 11.45 a.m. Admission is free and all are welcome, but booking is essential as places are limited. Contact 0539121637.