Thursday, 30 June 2011

After the launch

James Liddy: Selected Poems was launched at the Irish Writer's Centre on Tuesday. There was a good crowd and five people gave readings from the book. Arlen House have done a fine job with the production of the Selected (including a limited edition hardback) and I am very happy with it.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Launch of Liddy's Selected Poems

The Irish Times has looked forward to the launch of Liddy's Selected Poems on Tuesday. The Arlen House blog also has some details as well as an image of the book's cover.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011


A couple of things have come out recently. The most important of these is James Liddy: Selected Poems, which has just emerged from Arlen House. There will be a launch at The Irish Writer's Centre in Dublin on June 28 at 7.00 pm. Besides that, I've got a poem in the new Poetry Ireland and a review (of Hodge by Oliver Reynolds) in New Welsh Review. Meanwhile, I have an essay in the latest edition of The Reader on the relationship between poetry and computer games.
On the chess front, I recently played at the e2e4 event at Sunningdale. I came joint sixth in a group of players on 4.5/7 with a performance rating of 2265. Not so bad (my only loss was to GM Keith Arkell) and that was certainly a lot better than my performance of 2139 at this year's 4NCL. Probably the final event I will play this season is the Irish Championships in Dublin where I would like to improve on the score I got last year of 5.5/9.