Gerry Bradley, PEI poet and fiddler, will launch his new book of poetry, Playing With Dolls and Other Poems, in September. The collection of poems also includes photos and paintings from various artists, including PEI visual artist Karen Gallant.
“Gerry Bradley’s poems revisit the streetscapes and landscapes of his Prince Edward Island boyhood. But like the poet himself, they also range farther afield in both space and time—from Dublin to Vancouver, from lived personal experience to ancestral memory. This is a compelling gathering of poems, rich in detail and image and ringing with an authentic Island voice,” said Thomas O’Grady, author of What Really Matters and Delivering the News, of Bradley’s new book.
The book launch will be held September 19 from 5–7 pm at The Pourhouse, which is upstairs at The Old Triangle, 187 Great George Street, Charlottetown. The launch will feature poetry readings, Irish traditional music, and general craic. All are welcome.