Laughter Heard from the Road was launched in England at the Derwent Poetry Festival in November 2009 and in Ireland at The Irish Writers Centre and was shortlisted in the Rupert and Eithne Strong Awards for best first collection by an Irish poet. This collection follows her pamphlet, Yes, I'd Love to Dance, which was a winner of the Templar Pamphlet and Collection Awards.
Paula Meehan writes,
Maggie O'Dwyer brings her painter's eye and a gardener's understanding to poems that are at once beautifully wrought and chilling... these poems will resonate out, create a stir and bring her the wide readership she so richly deserves.
Maggie O’Dwyer was born in Dublin in 1951. Since graduation from art college in 1974 her work has been exhibited widely and included in the Royal Hibernian Academy Exhibitions. In 2000 she won a scholarship to the Eastern Washington University Writing Workshop and was awarded a place in the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series in 2007. She has been shortlisted in the Feile Filiochata International Competition, Davoren Hanna and the satirical category of the Strokestown Poetry Competition.
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