Thursday, March 09, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 15th March 2006



White House Poetry Revival
Wed 15th March 2006 9.00pm

Youe are invited to the special Limerick launch by Dr. Eugene O Brien of

'Collected Poems 1986 - 2006' by Greg Delanty,

at the White House Poetry Revival this Wednesday.

Also in attendance will be Mayor Diarmuid Scully.

Greg Delanty's Collected Poems 1986 - 2006 includes his six previous collections Cast in the Fire (1986), Southward (1992), American Wake (1995), The Hellbox (1998), The Blind Stitch (2001) The Ship of Birth (2003), and his most recent collection Aceldama, published here for the first time.

Greg Delanty’s Collected Poems reveals his resourcefulness and engaging wit. The poet explores common experiences - family life, love, friendship, the natural world and the political world - in unexpected ways. He weaves together the idioms of his native Cork with the language of modern America. The poems range over Ireland, the United States and India, drawing on their different inheritances. Delanty’s poetry is a sequence of metaphors, evoking the subtle interconnections of past and future, people and places.

'A true poet' - Christopher Ricks, The Guardian

Greg Delanty was born in Cork, Ireland in 1958, and now lives for most of the year in America, where he teaches at St Michael’s College, Vermont. He was awarded the Austin Clarke Centenary Poetry award in 1996 and won the National Poetry Competition in 1999.


As usual the reading is preceded by an open mic session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so. Complementary finger food is provided and proceeding commence at 9.00 pm.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 email
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