Fly on the Wall Press hosts a live reading from poet, editor and facilitator Colin Dardis.
Colin will be reading from his 2019 collection, The Dogs of Humanity, as well as previewing new work.
Colin’s work has been published widely throughout Ireland, the UK and the US, with poems listed in the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award, and Dermot Healy International Poetry Competition, amongst others. He co-runs Poetry NI, a multimedia platform for Northern Irish poets, and co-hosts Purely Poetry, the long-running monthly open mic night at Crescent Arts Centre.
The reading will be broadcast on the Fly on the Wall Press Performance group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/242310683514511/
Date: Sunday 19th July
“Wry, melancholy, and wise, Colin Dardis’s The Dogs of Humanity confirms his status as one of Ireland’s most original contemporary voices.” – Jess Traynor
“…a dredging up of emotions, feelings and darkness…. full of separation, or the protagonists pulling away from the world around them.” – London Grip
“There is a very human need to be social and connect… [t]he analogies and ambiguities are thought-provoking and encourage readers to look again at familiar situations and blur the boundaries between animals and humans… timely and engaging.” – The Blue Nib
“In poems that are inventive and beguiling, Dardis creates a starkly insightful version of the present, using fresh, direct language… [t]he voice in these poems is insightful, urgent but compassionate, making the collection an enjoyable but unsettling read.” – Neon Books