Sunday, June 18, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 21st June 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 21st. June 2006 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge continue their series of bi-lingual poetry readings this Wednesday 21st June at 9.00pm in the White House pub, O Connell Street , Limerick

This weeks guest poet is Louis De Paor.

Louis de Paor was born in Cork in 1961. He lived in Australia from 1987 to 1996 and his first bilingual collection, Aimsir Bhreicneach/Freckled Weather (Australia, The Leros Press, 1993), was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Award for Literary Translation. This was followed by Gobán Cré is Cloch / Sentences of Earth and Shore (Melbourne, Black Pepper Press, 1996 reprint 1997). Louis's most recent publication is Ag Greadadh Bas sa Reilig - Clapping in the Cemetery, published by Clo Iar-Chonnachta in 2005. He was granted a Writer's Fellowship by the Australia Council in 1995. He is also the recipient of the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award 2000, the first poet in Irish to achieve that distinction. He lives in Galway.

Over the coming months many more bi lingual poets are booked to read in association with Foras na Gaeilge including Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Cathal O Searcaigh, Gabriel Rosenstock, Gearoid Mac Lochlainn, Cristoir O Flynn, Paddy Bushe, plus many others.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for 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.

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