Bluesy Ballymoe:
Pulse and Hearts above Zero
William Tiernan

 Bluesy Ballymoe: Pulse and Hearts above Zero by William Tiernan

Bluesy Ballymoe: Pulse and Hearts above Zero
by
William Tiernan

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About the Author

William Tiernan is a poet and author who resides in rural Galway, close to the Roscommon border. His writings reflect his personal experiences and convictions, as well as strong ties to the community in which he lives, his identification with the place where he grew up.

He has published two collections of poems and in 2014, he was National Winner in the poetry category at the Hanna Greally International Literary Awards, organised as part of the annual SiarScéal Festival in Co. Roscommon.
Poetry that fears not to go wherever the heart leads it: from the highs and lows, the light and the dark, the sun, the thunder and lightning, nature’s bright beauty and cruelty beyond belief, running rivers and silvery streams, depression and nightmarish dreams. All this and more awaits the reader in the second volume of poetry from William Tiernan.

"My brain is in my head but, my mind is just about everywhere." The poet is always a loner but, in his heart and soul, he strives to be a real people’s person, not a fair-weather friend, not least to those who suffer the torments of this world. No matter how strong faith is, fear and doubt will test it to its core, weaken it if they can and, in some cases, sadly destroy.

Love can be a cold stone nesting in a warm fire with its flame reaching out to heal but cannot reach a dying wound. Tiernan’s poetry burns with insight, a true example of the fire inside the head that drives a person to create.

Influences ranging from Bob Dylan to Patrick Kavanagh will be discerned but the voice is all his own: a unique voice that reaches out to people, addresses itself to themes that are universal, reflections that are often sadly true but, able and willing to rise to the challenges that they present.

Never let the sun go down on your hatred or your anger; it will eat you away. Depression is an illness of the mind and body, a cancer of the soul. Let’s support one another and defeat it."


Bluesy Ballymoe: Pulse and Hearts above Zero by William Tiernan
Poetry, Irish and contemporary. 126 pages.
First published in Ireland in 2018 by The Manuscript Publisher
ISBN: 978-1-911442-10-3

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