This week's guest on the Sunday Scrapbook is none other than the very fabulous Iggy McGovern
Iggy McGovern was born in Coleraine and resides in Dublin, where he is Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College. His poetry has been widely published in
anthologies and journals in Ireland and abroad, as well as in the popular “Poetry In Motion” series on trains in the Dublin suburban rail system (DART). Awards include
the Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. A first collection, The King of Suburbia, published by Dedalus Press, was the winner of the inaugural Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry in 2006. A second collection, Safe House, is published by Dedalus Press in October 2010.
He has a blog, which he is careful not to overdo - over here
His selected theme is "Science and Art" and I know of few people better equipped to tackle the topic, so it should make for a profound and brilliant discussion (on his side anyway).
We are going an hour later than usual at the time of 5pm (1.45 pm in Barbados), the later time to allow for extra profundity, and you can listen live on the usual liffey sound button over there on the right, or follow up on the archive as always.
If you can't stand to wait until that late hour, there is another option for getting a little bit of "Iggy time" - that'll be on Culture night, you can find him in one of two locations, Sweny's fantastic pharmacy or the Trinity long room hub... along with a gamut of other talented writers - when? this very night. Get in there and enjoy!!
Personally I'm heading for the hills, so don't expect any cultural vulturehood from this quarter.