Sunday, April 30, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 3rd May 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 3rd. May. 2006 9.00pm

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 2996409.
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