Friday, April 28, 2006

Diary Dates: April 30th - May 6th 2006

Tuesday, May 2nd @ 7 pm Poetry Ireland in Association with Dedalus Press Presents Mutsuo Takahashi & Yasuhiro Yotsumoto Along with English translations read by Nobuaki Tochigi, Mitsuko Ohno & Frank Sewellplus the launch of Mutsuo Takahashi¹s On Two Shores: New and Selected Poems (Dedalus),a bilingual Japanese-English edition translated by Mitsuko Ohno & Frank SewellDamer Hall, St. Stephen¹s Green, Dublin 2. For further information contact Poetry Ireland T: 01-4789974 F: 01-4780205 E: management@poetryireland.ie
Wednesday May 3rd @9.00pm White House Poetry Revival. This weeks guest poet is John Menaghan from the United States. John Menaghans first book of poems,"All the Money in the World," appearedIn 1999 from Salmon Poetry and was described by "Kirkus Reviews" as "an auspicious beginning" and the poems as "quite wonderful."His second book, "She Alone," a book-length sequence tracingan imaginary woman's journey from birth to death and beyond, will appearfrom Salmon in April 2006. He has won awards for his poetry, including an Academy ofAmerican Poets Prize. In addition, he has translated poems by Baudelaire,Mallarmé, Verlaine, Rimbaud, and Valéry and published a number of thesetranslations.He has read his work all across across the U.S.from New York to Honolulu as well as in Ireland and Hungary. In Summer2004, he did five readings around Ireland: in the Temple BarReading Series, at the Irish Writers Centre, at the UCC Summer School, atthe IASIL conference at UCG, and at Oideas Gael. In earlier years he hason several occasions read at the Writers' Centre as well as at theGalway Arts Centre and at the Gerard Manley Hopkins Summer School.He completed a B.A. at Boston College and an M.A. in Creative Writing atSyracuse University and then went on to do a Ph.D. at U.C., Berkeley. Heis now a full professor at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles andboth founder and Director of both an Irish Studies and a Summer in Ireland program there.
While in Ireland he will give a number of other readings in Donegal and Galway.
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
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Friday May 5th 9.00pm there will be a poetry reading by American poet John Menaghan and Derry-born, Galway-based poet John Walsh at Sheridan's Wine Bar, Galway. John Menaghan was born in New Jersey to Irish-American parents. He teaches literature and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of both the Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs and runs the annual Irish Cultural Festival. His most recent collection of poems, 'She Alone' - a book-length poetic sequence, which traces the life of an imaginary woman from birth to death and beyond - is published by Salmon Poetry.

John Walsh was born in Derry. He lived in Germany for many years, but has now settled in Galway. He is an accomplished singer-songwriter, and MC and organiser of the hugely successful North Beach Nights poetry slam. His poems have been published in the Black Mountain Review, Flaming Arrows and Crannog magazine. His first collection of poems, 'Between Morning and the Noon-Day Tide', is forthcoming from Marram Press. All welcome. For further details phone 087-6431748.

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