Saturday, August 19, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed Aug. 23rd 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 23rd Aug 2005 9.00pm

This weeks guest is Limerick poet John Liddy.

John Liddy was born and educated in Ireland. Originally from the Rathbane area of Limerick he moved to Madrid 24 years ago where he works as a teacher.
Former editor of the literary review The Stony Thursday Book, with Jim Burke. He has five book of poetry to his credit, Boundaries (1974); The Angling Cot(1991);Song Of The Empty Cage (1997); Wine and Hope (200) and Cast-a-Net (2003).

John Liddy's poetry has been described as having no boundaries. As profoundly Irish as Spanish he drinks from the deep well of tradition and history of both countries. His work is an example of the cultural mix we are compelled to live with for the coming century. John offers the heart of two countries, richly diverse, national in its sources, limitless and universal in its appeal.

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 and Dominic Taylor , the people behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continue to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick. The White House Poets would like to acknowledge the involvement of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Limerick City Council and the White House Bar for their continued support that has helped make 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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