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Matthew Sweeney


Matthew SweeneyHorse Music by Matthew Sweeney

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Matthew Sweeney's new collection Horse Music will be launched 13 February at 4pm at the Farmgate Café, English Market. Admission €5 at the door, or purchase book.


Matthew Sweeney was born in Lifford, Co. Donegal, Ireland in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and studied at the Polytechnic of North London and the University of Freiburg. After living in Berlin and Timişoara for some years, he returned to Ireland and now lives in Cork where he is currently writer-in-residence at University College Cork.

Matthew Sweeney’s tenth collection of poems is as sinister as its dark forebears, but the notes he hits in Horse Music are lyrical and touching as well as disturbing and
disquieting. Confronting him in these imaginative riffs are not just the perplexing animals and folklorish crows familiar from his earlier books, but also magical horses, ghosts, dwarves and gnomes.


More about the author:

Horse Music at Bloodaxe Books (print & e-book available)

Sweeney at Poetry International Web

Matthew Sweeney in Southword Journal


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