|Congratulations to our members Teresa Kane, John D. Kelly, Dermot Maguire, Angela McCabe and Mary McElroy. Each of them has had one of their poems selected to be included in the new anthology, Moment, which will be launched at The Black Box, Belfast on Sunday, 24th March, 2.30pm
.The Community Arts Partnership compiled the anthology and they have this to say about it: “The poetic anthology is a collection of glimpses into other lives. They snatch snapshots of our existence and common experience. Through the intricate detailing of the personal, the universal is exposed. These moments are those that make homes, families, love affairs and memories. These are our struggles and celebrations, reflections and regrets. These moments pose questions and offer answers.
Here is sadness, mourning and melancholy juxtaposed with happier or humorous times, past, present and future. Together, these are the moments that combine to build our histories and connect us through collective understanding.
Many of the poems were collected via public submission; many others were conceived in writing workshops conducted by Community Arts Partnership’s poet facilitators Annemarie Mullan, Brenda Liddy, Chelley McLear, Deirdre Cartmill, Ellen Factor and Maria McManus. Moment is a Poetry in Motion for Community project, Community Arts Partnership’s programme encouraging engagement with creative writing and promoting local poets and writers.”