Saturday, July 01, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed 5th July 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 5th. July 2006 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is US poet Fanny Howe.

Fanny Howe was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1940. Her recent collections of poetry include Selected Poems (University of California Press, 2000), Forged (1999), Q (1998), One Crossed Out (1997), O'Clock (1995), and The End (1992). Howe is also the author of several novels, including Nod (Sun & Moon Press, 1998), short story collections, books for young adults, and the collection of literary essays The Wedding Dress: Meditations on Word and Life (University of California Press, 2003). Howe was the recipient of the 2001 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for her Selected Poems. She has also won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Poetry Foundation, the California Council for the Arts, and the Village Voice, as well as fellowships from the Bunting Institute and the MacArthur Colony. She has lectured in creative writing at Tufts University, Emerson College, Columbia University, Yale University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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.

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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