Image for the cover of 'An Upside Down World' by artist Sara Foust

Image for the cover of ‘An Upside Down World’ from a painting entitled ‘Unseen, Undreamt’ by artist Sara Foust

The launch of Knute Skinner‘s ‘An Upside Down World‘ (Salmon Poetry) takes place at the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon on 28 September 2019 at 7pm. In the blurb for this latest poetry offering by Skinner, poet and novelist Frank Golden writes:

“In the early 1990’s in his volume The Bears And Other Poems Skinner embarked on an extraordinary poetic project – the elaboration of short poetic fictions. In the intervening years he has become a master of this charged and compelling form. These short poems are exquisitely compressed narratives delineating and exposing lives often within a relational context. The narrators are a diverse bunch; adulterers, deviants, adventurers, lovers, friends, whose utterances and scraps of dialogue frame the foibles, truths, frailties and enduring alliances between characters strewn across a variety of contexts. In some of the poems there is an undisclosed but implied secret that entreats the reader to return, to name what has been conflated and intuitively sussed, and to define the intriguingly elusive and alluring truth of the poem. There are very few books of poetry that you would run back into a burning building to retrieve, make no mistake An Upside Down World is one of them.”