The Ordinary Miracle
by Mark F Chaddock
About the Book
Themes include memory, belonging, landscape, loss - many relate to the west of Ireland, especially Achill island in Co. Mayo.
An 80 page book with 60 poems. Many published in anthologies and tabloids - a unique collection with a strong island and Ireland theme.
I was born and grew up in Cheshire, England. In 1995 I emigrated to live on Achill island in County Mayo on Ireland's west coast, close to my Grandmother's farm. Eight years ago I began writing poetry on a regular basis and have published four small collections. I have read my poetry throughout County Mayo and my work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. I am also a playwright. My first play, a monologue, 'The Quiet Room', was performed by Phoenix Theatre Works, in Belmullet, County Mayo, in April 2008. I am currently writing my first full-length play.