With Enda Wyley
Vital Signs, published by Poetry Ireland, is a new anthology of powerful and courageous responses to the human experience of illness and healing. On the 12th day of Christmas, when we all need a “reset”, you are invited to join us for a Poetry S.O.S. Hosted by poet and poetry pharmacist, Enda Wyley will select and prescribe a Vital Signs poem for you, designed to make you feel better, which you can bring home and read at your leisure. Each session is ten minutes long and booking is essential.
Vital Signs edited by poet Martin Dyar, includes poems by Leland Bardwell, Eavan Boland, Raymond Carver, Vona Groarke, Paula Meehan. Paul Muldoon, Diane Seuss, Enda Wyley, Rita Dove and many more. Representing the best in contemporary and classic poetry, it is a book for our times, a book for every reader and a testament to the value of the imagination in the face of adversity.
Enda Wyley has published six collections of poetry, from her debut Eating Baby Jesus, (1993 ), through to Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014), and her most recent, The Painter on his Bike (2019 ). Awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and she is a recipient of a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship for Poetry. Enda’s books for children are Boo and Bear, I Won’t Go to China! and The Silver Notebook, O’Brien Press. She lives in Dublin where she teaches poetry and co-hosts the podcast Books for Breakfast, about books and writing. https://booksforbreakfast.buzzsprout.com. She is a member of Aosdána.