The Day Before Launch Event with Aoife Lyall
Join us to hear Aoife Lyall read from and answer questions about her new poetry collection, The Day Before. Aoife will be in conversation with Alice Tarbuck.
Buy a copy of The Day Before and receive a free ticket to the event!
Wednesday 6th March at 6.30pm
Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ
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About The Day Before:
The Day Before beautifully captures the ordinary moments in life that crystallise in the face of crisis and threat. Focusing on the earliest weeks and months of the pandemic, these intimate and meticulous poems mark the lived experience of someone who must navigate a world she no longer understands, exploring first steps and last breaths, milestones, millstones, emigration, fly-tipping and the entire world to be found in the space behind the front door. Tender, challenging, and historically significant, The Day Before asks what it means when home is the one place you cannot leave, and the one place you cannot go.
About Aoife Lyall:
Since 2015, Aoife Lyall has established herself as a poet of national and international value. Awarded a Scottish Emerging Artist Residency by Cove Park in 2020, her poetry has been shortlisted in competitions across the UK and Ireland, and published in many of their most prestigious newspapers, journals, and magazines.
Her first collection Mother, Nature (Bloodaxe Books, 2021) has been described as 'crucial', 'daring', 'heart-rending' and 'staggeringly tender'.