Olive Broderick launches Night Divers

12NOW poet Olive Broderick has released her debut full-length collection, Night Divers, with Templar Poetry.

Described as bristling “with myth and stories from a marvelling and longing heart”, the collection launches at Keats House in London on 25th April, receiving its Northern Irish launch at the Belfast Book Festival on 17th June, 5pm at Crescent Arts Centre.

Shifting from the East Coast of Australia, to New Zealand to Northern Ireland, Night Divers sees “the moon and the foundation in personal experience” as constants, against “familiar landscapes becoming” dangerous with changes of circumstance and perception.

Broderick’s debut pamphlet with Templar, ‘Darkhaired‘ was a winner in the 2010 Templar Pamphlet & Collection Awards and shortlisted in the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets.

Olive has recently also been involved in a collaboration with dancer / choreographer / researcher Paula Guzzanti. Part of their ‘Knowing the Dance’ project debuted at Dance Mash 2017 at The Patrick Centre Birmingham Hippodrome. ‘Knowing the Dance’ is an Arts Council NI ACES supported project which explores the meeting places of poetry, dance and movement. The collaborative dance/poetry work will be launched at Down Arts Centre in September.

We at Lagan Online congratulate Olive on her success, and wish her the very best with all the launches.

Night Divers is available to order now from Templar, £10.