Wednesday the 8th of March at 6.30pm, we will be launching Washing Windows? Irish Women Write Poetry, published by Arlen House.
This anthology is a snapshot of the contemporary writing scene among Irish women who write poetry, and is compiled in honour of the ‘foremothers’ who, from the 1970s onwards, developed opportunities for women to express themselves creatively and publicly. Inspired by the original policies and publishing strands of Arlen House, this book focuses on new and emerging writers, alongside established names and reclaimed writers whose work had been lost to history.
Arlen House was founded in 1975 by Catherine Rose, who was then joined in 1978 by poet and critic Eavan Boland as associate editor. They focused on the promotion and support of women writers in Ireland. In 1984, they founded Women’s Education Bureau (WEB), the national organisation for women writers. Since 2000, Arlen House has been relaunched by Alan Hayes, who dedicates this anthology to Catherine Rose and Eavan Boland, in honour of their monumental contribution to the lives of women and to creating change in Irish society.
Come join us as we discover and rediscover the works of women poets and celebrate Ireland’s first feminist publisher.
The launch takes place on Wednesday the 8th of March at 6.30 pm in our Middle Street shop, and as always everyone is welcome to attend !
For more information about this event, simply contact us.