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Creighton University Press Launches Collection of Essays by Gerald Dawe

Creighton University Press Launches Collection of Essays by Gerald Dawe

Creighton University Press is pleased to announce the launch of a book, “The Proper Word” by Irish poet Gerald Dawe on Saturday, April 14, in Creighton University’s Lied Education Center for the Arts. The reception begins at 3 p.m., and is followed by a 3:30 p.m. reading and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

“The Proper Word” presents Dawe’s most important essays from the past three decades. The essays provide glimpses into a changing Ireland, Europe, and the West in general at the end of the 20th and the beginning of the 21st centuries. “The Proper Word” is a collection of 30 essays that address topics ranging from W.B. Yeats to Derek Mahon and from Dawe's native Belfast to Sydney, Australia.

Dawe, who was born in Belfast in 1952, is currently a Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and director of Trinity’s Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing.

Creighton University Press was founded in 1992 and is an integral part of the University. It is one of 10 charter members of the Association of Jesuit University Presses.

The Creighton University Press publishes books and journals addressing Creighton University's traditional intellectual strengths. Within the growing strengths of the Press is contemporary Irish studies, Jesuit studies, and theology. While Creighton University Press consciously acquires titles in these areas for continuity, focus, and development of future publications, it welcomes the work of both new and established scholars as it seeks to publish the best and most innovative work.