Colm Scully's poetry collection "What News, Centurions?” will be launched on Monday May 4th at 7 pm in The Workman's Club, Wellington Quay, Dublin. It should be a fantastic night, guest readers will include - Erin Fornoff, Angela Carr, Fióna Bolger and Anne Tannam, Sue Cosgrave, Rab Urquhart. And, there will be music from Aidan Murphy.
Colm Scully is from Cork, he won the Cúirt New Writing Poetry Prize 2014, and was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductory Series 2014, and commended in the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize 2014.
"Humour and imagination are Colm Scully’s defining qualities. Not simply confessional, his poems often reflect modern life in snapshots that incorporate dramatis personae from wider mythical or historical contexts. This is a welcome new Irish voice – one that is observant, balanced, humane.”
– Afric McGlinchey
“A serious narrative artist as well as an authentic wearer of poetic masks, Colm Scully marshals his characters towards subtle feats of telling and singing, mining an original creative ore as he does so, and offering his readers a dream of Irish experience which, again and again, works deep enough to arrive at a vision of truth.”– Martin Dyar