Sunday, April 02, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. 5th April 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 5th April 2006 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is Scottish poet Grant Mc Leman.

Born in 1952 in Glasgow and now living on the Ayrshire coast, Grant McLeman started writing in the 1970s, won 3 diplomas in the Scottish Open Poetry Competition, was published in several anthologies, then more or less stopped writing altogether.

In 2002, encouraged by the ‘Scottish Poet Laureate’ Edwin Morgan
who read and appraised some of his work, he resumed writing and
collaborated with the internationally renowned American photographer
Martin Lueders in producing three pieces for a U.S. cable T.V.
programme which broadcast them in different months in 2003.

He is currently honing his craft and experimenting with different
modes of poetic writing such as haiku and ‘cut-up’. He is also
interested in combining poetry with other art forms, although he
doesn’t deny its importance as a ‘stand alone’ art.

He has been recently invited to read at Bob Holman’s famous Bowery
Poetry Club in New York, a date which he intends to keep next time
he is in the U.S.

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 Website Blog


At 11:15 AM, Blogger DonnaLee said...

Poetry Lovers ~
Grant and his mate Marty are brilliant artists, and I'm proud to call Grant me pal (e-pal).
Chicago, IL


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