Saturday, May 13, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. 17th May 2006

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 17th. May. 2006 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge continue their series of bi-lingual poetry readings this Wednesday 17th May at 9.00pm in the White House pub, O Connell Street , Limerick

This weeks guest poet is bi-lingual poet Greagoir O Duill.

Greagoir O Duill was born in Dublin, grew up outside Belfast. Educated in Queen's University, Belfast and UCD he took a PhD in English in Maynooth. Longtime resident in the Donegal Gaeltacht, he was associated there with the Poets' House, teaching an MA in creative writing (poetry). He recently moved to Waterford to set up postgraduate creative writing in W.I.T.

His own work has included eight collections of poetry, two anthologies, a critical biography and a collection of short stories, and he has taken prizes in poetry, short fiction and criticism. His work is widely anthologised and has been translated into the major European languages - most recently with a full-length collection of versions in English by Bernie Kenny called Gone to Earth. He has read from Cork to Stornoway to Palermo to New York.

Greagoir is Irish language adviser of the Shop and reviewer of Irish language reviewer of Poetry Ireland Review. He has recently started to write in English and has been widely published in journals in Ireland, Britain and the United States. His first collection in English has been accepted for publication by Lagan Press.

Over the coming months many more bi lingual poets are booked to read including Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Louis De Paor, Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Cristoir O Flynn, Paddy Bushe, Gabriel Fitzmaurice plus many others.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for almost three years. Every Wednesday the famous old world bar is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work. Barney Sheehan, the man behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continues to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. He sees the involvement of Foras na Gaeilge as a recognition of the work they have put in to making the White House one of the pre eminent venues for poetry in Ireland.

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.

"The best place in Ireland to give a reading" Greg Delanty.

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

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