The literary world is buzzing with excitement as poet Marie Studer unveils her remarkable debut poetry collection, ‘Real Words’, published by Limerick’s Revival Press. The launch will take place at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square, Limerick Sunday 8th Oct 2023 at 3.00pm. It will be launched by acclaimed award winning author and fellow Nenagh native Donal Ryan.
This collection is poised to leave a lasting impression on readers with its profound exploration of human experiences, from the simple beauty of recipes and folk traditions to the fierce intensity of love and memory.
Studer’s work has earned her the title of a ‘memory keeper’ of human experience, as described by Catherine Ann Cullen, a renowned literary figure. In ‘Real Words,’ the poems flow into each other and stay by the ‘mind’s side’ till the last page.’ Cullen lauds ‘Real Words’ as a ‘real collection, worthy of being read and re-read.’
Ciaran O’Driscoll, another prominent voice in the literary world, praises Studer’s ability to carve her own poetic path with unwavering authority and originality. From childhood memories laced with unconventional insights and humor to chilling epiphanies that send shivers down the spine, ‘Real Words’ is a collection that defies convention. O’Driscoll celebrates Studer’s ability to defamiliarise the world, offering readers a fresh perspective and a new way of seeing even the most familiar aspects of life.
At the heart of ‘Real Words’ lies a profound sense of being a ‘Provider, Defender, and Memory Keeper’ of lives that meander through existence like a river’s course or the route of the M7. Damien B. Donnelly, a noted literary critic, hails Studer’s work as “generously crafted snapshots,” each carefully captured and preserved within the pages of this exceptional collection.
‘Real Words’ by Marie Studer is not just a book of poetry; it’s a literary event that promises to captivate, inspire, and challenge readers. With its rich tapestry of emotions, memories, and experiences, this collection is a must-read for poetry enthusiasts and anyone looking for a profound exploration of the human condition.
Join us for an afternoon of poetry, insights, and literary camaraderie as we celebrate the emergence of Marie Studer as a significant voice in contemporary poetry.
About Marie Studer:
Marie Studer lives in Castleconnell, Co. Limerick. She grew up in Ballymackey, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies at home and abroad. She won the Trocáire Poetry Ireland Competition 2020 and was among the winners of the Bangor Ekphrastic Poetry Challenge in 2019 and 2021 and, shortlisted in other competitions. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature, History and Sociology from the University of Limerick. ‘Real Words’ is her debut
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