Insistence was launched in Dublin by my PhD supervisor, Prof Briona Nic Dhiarmada, the absolute ledgebag. This felt particularly appropriate in a week when immodest women are adding ‘Dr’ to their twitter handles to show off their hard work and smarts. It was also just lovely because Briona is lovely – and ridiculously kind when introducing Insistence.
Book launches are always overwhelming, because so many well-wishers turn up, but launching in Dublin, where I grew up, was particularly surreal. Nonetheless, here I am overcoming the nerves and reading a few poems. The launch was generously supported by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, and I am madly grateful to Chris Fox, who made it all happen.