In No Particular Order

by Fergal Barr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/13/2020

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781698702247
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 86
ISBN : 9781698702049

About the Book

Following his 2011 publication, The Yet Unknown Little Brown Book, Fergal once again uses poetry to give voice to a range of issues, feelings and emotions including love, expectation, sacrifice, loss, humanity, friendship, perception, poverty, illness, isolation, struggle, sadness, anger, reflection, government, Northern Irealnd, austerity, politics and many more besides.

He endeavours to capture, through observation, empathy and lived experience, feelings and emotions that give voice to his inner thinking about everything from the everday challenges to wider global issues. It is on one hand, commentary on what he sees around him whilst on the other, it is deep and personal journey into the inner reaches of his mind, heart and being.

With an acute ability to find the right words, he refelects on a world that we can easily relate too and produces a narrative that we can easily locate ourselves in.

About the Author

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1971, Fergal is the very proud father of three children and one grandson - Michaela, Laya and Josh, and Gerry. He has been involved in Youth Work full-time since leaving school in May 1987. He is a quadruple graduate and has worked for a vast array of organisations across the statutory, voluntary and community sectors. He has worked in a range of areas including Youth Information, Education Welfare, Volunteering, Peace & Reconciliation, Conflict Management & Resolution, Community Relations, Mentoring, Street Work, Research, Participation, Urban and Rural Work, and Social Justice. He has also worked as a freelance trainer at local, regional, national and international level.

A life-long Liverpool supporter his passions also include humour, music and reading. His claims to fame include undertaking two-fundraising walks the length of Ireland in 1988 and 2017, making legal history in Northern Ireland in 2001 by single-handedly changing Employment Law at an Industrial Tribunal, and for good or bad looking like uncannily like comedian Harry Hill!

This is Fergal’s third book, The Things People Say, Political Quotations from the Northern Ireland Peace Process, published in 2008 is available from Trafford, ISBN 1-4251-6179-0. His second book, The Yet Unknown Little Brown Book, A Collection of Poems was published in 2011 and is available from Xlibris, ISBN 978-1-46530-334-9.

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