‘If Ever You Go – a map of Dublin in Poetry and Song’ is the book chosen for the One City One Book celebrations this year. Edited by Pat Boran and Gerard Smyth it contains a wide selection of poems and lyrics that, in some way or other, pay homage to different areas and streets about Dublin.
Following on from last year’s very successful day for Strumpet City, I’ll be back in the National Print Museum on April 27th as part of their One City One Book Event. There will be readings from the book in the morning, a talk by the editor Gerard Smyth in the afternoon and print demos from me and some of the retired printers and volunteers throughout the day.
To promote and mark the event I printed a limited edition letterpress and linocut print. A gradient of blues is covered by a silhouette of Patrick Kavanagh by the canal, and the title of the book (from the opening line of his poem ‘If ever you go to Dublin Town’) overprinted in an italic Caslon.
The print is on sale from the Print Museum shop and is limited to 35 copies.
For more information on the event visit the National Print Museum website: http://www.nationalprintmuseum.ie/visit-us/event-calendar/