Cosmocartography is the debut poetry collection from multi-awardwinning Irish poet Ciaran Hodgers. It investigates a wide range of personal experiences, challenges what it means to belong and documents the journeys we take to understand ourselves, the
triumphs and trauma of the stories we carry in us. Ranging in scale from the quiet introversion of meditations on identity to the epic, cinematic movements of the universe, this poetry collection is a love letter to celebration, survival, love and resistance.
Ciaran Hodgers is an Irish poet working and living in the UK. Winner of the National Sean Dunne Young Writers Award 2010, the International Pangaea Poetry Slam 2015 and the Word War 3 Slam 2016. He is a Creative Writing graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire. In 2014 he produced a spoken word EP titled The Hours and in 2015 he exhibited his experimental prose-poem 4/3 in Amsterdam's NEU NOW festival. Having cut his teeth in Cheshire, Manchester and Salford he's performed at Guy Garvey's Meltdown Festival in the Southbank Centre, FLARE Festival, Lingo Festival Dublin, the London Irish Centre, the John Ryland's Library for the European Science Open Forum, the launch of Before Passing by great weather for media, the launch of Gerry Potter's The Story Chair, Manchester Political Pride, Threshold Festival Liverpool and in the Royal Albert Hall at the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Final. This is his first full collection of poetry. www.ciaranhodgers.com