Leon McAuley

About the book…

Veronica is characterised by an acute awareness of the fragility of everyday things: love, family, childhood, place. It is a new and refreshingly formal voice, catching the cadences of the tradition of Ulster Poetry-yet remaining flexible enough to address a contemporary world of loss, memory and alienation.

Photo of the author, Leon McAuley

About the author…

Born in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, in 1952, Leon McAuley’s poetry was first published in Trio 4 (Blackstaff Press, 1985). He has worked as a teacher and as a writer visiting schools and as a broadcaster. 

He has edited an anthology of children’s writing, Glistening Emeralds, Grassy Knees. As an Arts Council ‘artist-in-the-community’ he has published The Fountain, a collection of photographs and reminiscences from an estate in Londonderry. His photographs have been exhibited throughout Northern Ireland. 

He is a regular contributor to Radio Ulster and his novel for children, Albert and the Magician, was published by the O’Brien Press.