Join Thomas O’Grady at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in Charlottetown May 15 at 7 pm for the launch of his new book of poetry, Delivering the News.
Engaging with the inevitability of change and flux, Thomas O’Grady’s poems grapple with themes of death and rebirth, of loss and resiliency, of ebb and flow within nature and within individual lives and romantic and domestic relationships. Through precise and steadying language, Delivering the News reflects the capacity of poetry both to acknowledge and to mitigate life’s mutability.
Thomas O’Grady was born and grew up on Prince Edward Island. He was educated at the University of PEI, University College Dublin, and the University of Notre Dame. He is currently Professor of English, Director of Irish Studies, and a member of the Creative Writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts Boston where he has taught since 1984. He lives in Milton, Massachusetts with his wife and three daughters. His first book of poems, What Really Matters, was published in the Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series in 2000 by McGill-Queen’s University Press.