Tom French

Reading with David Wheatley.


Tom French

Admission: €8 / €6 concessions
14 February 2015 at 7pm, Cork Arts Theatre


Tom French was born in Kilkenny in 1966 and raised across the border in Tipperary. All of his books have been published with the Gallery Press. His first collection Touching the Bones (2001) was awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The Fire Step appeared in 2009. His latest book is Midnightstown (2014). He lives with his family close to the coast of County Meath where he earns his living in the County Library Service.


“The level stanzas,
steady rhythms,
repetitions and formal
diction come into their
own as French’s poems
go to unsayable places.”
– John McAuliffe,
The Irish Times


The appearance in this festival by Tom French and David Wheatley are
under the auspices of Gallery Goes, a regular Gallery Press initiative funded
by the Arts Council Touring Grant.


More about the author:

Tom French at Gallery Press

Midnightstown reviewed in the Irish Times

The Night Ahead: chapbook by Tom French at Smithereens Press


Cork Spring Poetry Festival