The Bark

26th November 2013 051 bTuesday night saw the opening of The Bark, a new coffee bar at Alan Hanna’s Bookshop in Rathmines, Dublin. The intimate gathering  were educated and entertained, in equal measures , by the renowned Canadian wordsmith and poet Robert Priest. Robert read from Rosa Rose, his children’s book of poems, and from his new book Previously Feared Darkness. Not content to be a fine poet, he also played some tracks from his album Feeling the Pinch, which left me wondering if there was anything the man was not good at. I was half expecting him to  unveil his latest painting! Maybe next year? Alas,the evening was all too short, so we adjourned  in good Irish tradition, to a local hostelry with Robert for a pint of the black stuff. Nice man, great poet!

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