Secret Poets is the eagerly anticipated debut poetry collection from award-winning poet and playwright, Darren Donohue. Published by Turas Press, Secret Poets charts the poet’s journey through illness and his determination to uncover the sublime hiding within the every day.
Darren’s poetry is widely published in journals and magazines including Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cyphers, Banshee, and Dedalus Press.
In 2020, Darren received the Dennis O’Driscoll Literary Award from Kildare County Council. And in 2021, he was awarded a Poetry Town Bursary from Poetry Ireland to support the development of this collection.
About Secret Poets: “Wry, witty and surreal, the poems in Darren Donohue’s first collection demonstrate a confidence rare in debut poets. Cosmopolitan in his sensibilities, and attuned to the complexities of Irish and international history, Donohue is an heir to greats such as Matthew Sweeney; poets who challenge us to look outside our narrow selves, and glimpse the world through fresh eyes.” Jessica Traynor (Author, Liffey Swim, The Quick, Pit Lullabies)
This event will be hosted by the Kildare poet and academic, Dr Derek Coyle.
The reading/talk will be followed by a reception.