Vicky McCarthy Keane's Through My Eyes Available Now

Updated: Dec 16, 2021


Solicitor, wife and mother Vicky McCarthy Keane was diagnosed with motor neuron disease in 2017. Partially inspired by a television programme where journalist Billy Keane described discovering a copybook owned by his father, the late John B Keane, Vicky took to writing poetry. Because of her physical condition, she wrote through eye-gaze technology - the inspiration behind her debut collection's title, Through My Eyes.


Through My Eyes is now available to buy on all formats and through all major platforms, as a eBook, international paperback and luxury edition with 'French flaps'.

Award-winning poet and filmmaker Csilla Toldy writes: 'Vicky McCarthy Keane's poems celebrate love and life with a wistful gratitude only someone in her condition can know and still share with a reader. Vivid descriptions coupled with pleasant melody whisper like the wind over the river Styx. Moving and soothing at the same time, the timelessness of these lines offer a glimpse to the other side, for which we can only be thankful.'


You can read Billy Keane's beautiful piece on Vicky McCarthy Keane HERE.


Through My Eyes is both richly allegorical and viscerally personal. The collection hints at a battle with fate, richly imagined in the form of a journey, but the collection is also dappled with light and hope, with poems like 'Sunset over Fanore' beautifully signalling towards a paradise regained.


The deluxe edition of Through My Eyes can be purchased HERE, on Irish website buythebook.ie., and the international paperback through Amazon, Barnes & Noble & other major online retailers.

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