A bilingual portrait of contemporary women's writing in Galway.
"A vast, angry, beautiful and arresting work."—The Galway Advertiser
"A concise, beautifully presented view of writers whose work arguably spans some of the essential changes in the
attitude of Irish women to their own writing."—Books Ireland
iDivas!: A Sense of Place—the second volume in Arlen House’s iDivas! series—is a bilingual portrait of contemporary women ‘s writing in Galway
It features poetry, fiction, drama, memoir, song-writing and translation from more than fifty writers. Alongside the more established names, this cross-generational anthology showcases some of the county’s emerging and less well-known voices— the calibre of their work augers well for the future of women’s writing in Ireland. We are particularly honoured to include work by two writers who were important voices in our literary and cultural world—Anne Kemiedy (1935-1998), and the recently-deceased Briel Cummins, whose previously unpublished poems are printed here in her honour.