Denise Blake was born in Ohio, USA in 1958 and came to live in Co. Donegal in 1969. Summer Palace Press published her two poetry collections: Take a Deep Breath (2004) and How to Spin Without Getting Dizzy (2010). She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTÉ Radio 1 and has taken part in many live recordings of the show. Denise has a wide experience of facilitating creative writing workshops in schools, though poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme, with teachers and artists as part of Artists in Education, and with adult groups. This is her third collection of poetry. Denise is Literary Curator for Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival.
by Denise Blake
The poems of Denise Blake are poems to sit with, to live with, and return to over time, for they reveal themselves more deeply with each visit. In the gentle cadence of Donegal Island voices or in the realtor-speak" description of a childhood Cleveland home, layers of memory are exposed. They spring from a wide, deep and very rich field, and are laid out with a subtle touch.
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