Second Collection due to be published in Dec 2019
I’m looking forward to sharing my new work later this year. Some poems will be posted on this site and on Instagram @orlagrantpoet
I really enjoyed writing haiku for dedications in my first collection so if anyone would like a haiku written for someone they love, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Collection: The Frayed Heart Dec 2018
Thank you to everyone who supported this first collection. It has meant so much to me to receive feedback from readers.❤
The Frayed Heart by Orla Grant-Donoghue, was designed by Eoin Flynn and published by Fiery Arrow Press, and was on sale at Alan Hanna’s bookshop in Rathmines. Sincere thanks to Alan Hanna’s. There is one copy available online at http://www.alanhannas.com/shopexd.asp?id=7142758
Praise for The Frayed Heart from Theo Dorgan. “To track the robust vicissitudes of love and loss in a form delicate as the haiku is to court considerable risk. That these poems win convincingly through to hope is a testament as much to the craft skills of the poet as to her fine sensibility and her faith in the resilience of the heart.”
Launch: 4 December 2018 Irish Writers Centre
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the launch of The Frayed Heart at The Irish Writers Centre on 4 December 2018 and particular thanks to all the readers who made it such a special evening.
From Left: Orla Grant-Donoghue signing copies of The Frayed Heart at The Irish Writers Centre on the 4 December 2018. Photo: Vivienne Kearns. Eileen Casey, publisher Fiery Arrow Press, introduces the collection at the launch. Photo: Rose Comiskey
Readers & Performers at The Frayed Heart Launch: L-R Robert Power, Electra Grant, Brian Kirk, David Grant, Eamon Mag Uidhir, Pádraig Hanratty, Gavan Duffy, Susan Condon, Michael Whelan, Doreen Duffy. Photo: Rose Comiskey.
More information on The Irish Writers Centre is at https://irishwriterscentre.ie/products/book-launch-fiery-arrow-press
Programme for the evening
- 6:30pm: Refreshments served. Book will be on sale.
- 7:00pm: Introduction to collection by Eileen Casey, Editor, Publisher, Fiery Arrow Press
- 7:07pm: Readings by Orla Grant-Donoghue
- 7:15pm: Performance by Robert Power and Electra Grant
- 7:20pm Refreshments served
- 7:40pm: Readings by invited poets on the themes of love, loss or hope.
- Brian Kirk
- David Grant
- Pádraig Hanratty
- Susan Condon
- Doreen Duffy
- Eamon Mag Uidhir
- Michael Whelan
- Gavan Duffy
- 8:05pm: Closing haiku read by Orla.