gorse no. 10 launch


Please join us in celebrating the launch of GORSE No. 10, on Wednesday 29 August 2018, in Studio 6 at Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, with readings from the issue by Christodoulos Makris, Gregory Betts, and Colin Graham, plus a screening of a film by Lies Van Gasse and Rosalind Buck. Free to attend, refreshments available.


GREGORY BETTS is a Canadian poet, editor, and professor with a speciality in Canadian and avant-garde literature. He is the author of seven books of poetry, editor of eight books of experimental writing in Canada, and author of the monograph Avant-Garde Canadian Literature: The Early Manifestations (University of Toronto Press, 2013). He was named the Craig Dobbin Professor
of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin in 2018.

COLIN GRAHAM is Professor and Head of English at Maynooth University. His poetry has been published in The Tangerine and The SHOp. His short stories and memoir essays have appeared in The Edinburgh Review and the Dublin Review. His most recent book is Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography, and he is currently co-editor of The Irish Review.

CHRISTODOULOS MAKRIS has published several books, pamphlets, artist’s books and other poetry objects, including The Architecture of Chance (Wurm Press 2015), if we keep drawing cartoons (If a Leaf Falls Press 2016) and Browsing History (zimZalla avant objects 2018). His next book this is no longer entertainment will be published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe in 2019. He is co-director of Dublin’s multidisciplinary performance series Phonica, and the poetry editor at gorse.

Film Screening:

ROSALIND BUCK has translated more than thirty books since she started her career as a literary translator in 1998. These range from books on art and typography to autobiographies, children’s books, and comic books.

LIES VAN GASSE is a Flemish poet and artist. With Annemarie Estor, she developed a project based on the story of Kaspar Hauser, which has since been collected in The Book of Hauser. Van Gasse’s most recent poetry collection is Wenteling (Revolution), the main subject of which is struggle and the forms it
takes on.

With kind support from Arts Council Ireland.