Below is the introduction to my interview with Culture Northern Ireland on my new poetry Collection The Return of the Buffalo. The book will be launched on Tuesday 24th September at 7pm in the First Presbyterian Church in Rosemary Street, Belfast. Everyone welcome.
“The Return of the Buffalo is the second collection of poems by Deirdre Cartmill, a heartfelt, funny and at times harrowing book that finds the Moy-born poet examine a bracingly wide and diverse number of subjects.
The collection has a maturity to it – a sense of artistic confidence. It reads like the work of a poet who is pausing to reflect on how far they have come, how the present tallys with their childhood hopes, and the prospects that lie ahead.
There is a candour and playfulness to much of The Return of the Buffalo, a bittersweet sense of the vagaries of life, of chances missed, of the sudden tragedies, and the unexpected joys, that swoop in and give hope from nowhere…”
You can read the full interview here.