The Hunt Museum
Ron Carey launches his debut collection of Poetry this coming November in Limerick and Dublin
Distance announces Ron Carey as a poet of honesty, skill and directness. The intimacy and clarity of his poetry brings us inside his world with an immediacy that is at times startling but always satisfying. His poems show a thorough understanding of how our experiences shape and hone who we are – for better or worse. His poems range from the ordinary to the exotic, from childhood trauma to the problems of old age but never lose their sense of the wonder and mystery of life.
‘Like a blind dentist, my mother searches in the red mouth
Of her purse, while our irregular Postman waits at the door.
That’s not necessary, Mrs Carey, he says, stoically, but
He doesn’t move. His hands are blue but not from the cold.
In the sleety rain, the Christmas post is weeping ink.
He places the letter from Hounslow precisely at the centre
Of their transaction; the loose head of the English Queen
Held only by a single artery of gum.’ from The Letter
Distance will be launched in Limerick on the 22nd of Nov by Catherine Phil MacCarthy at the Hunt Museum at 15:00 and in Dublin on the 25th of Nov at the Writers’ Centre by Jane Clarke at 18:30.