The 106-page book is
dedicated to the poet's wife Nora, daughter Joan and
granddaughter Asha. There are also special
acknowledgements for his son Stephen for
illustrations in the book as well as
Greencastle-based Raymond Craig without whom, he
says, the "book would not have happened". Author
Mary Murphy sums up the book as a collection that
"finely articulates our yearning for permanence and
understanding in the face of a shifting reality
which evades us at every turn". For more photos from
the launch of 'Pay No Heed to the Helicopter'
please click here .