Sunday, September 03, 2006

White House Poetry Revival Wed. 6th Sept. 2006


White House Poetry Revival
Wed 6th Sept. 2005 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Co. Galway based Kevin Higgins.

Kevin Higgins was born in London in 1967, and grew up in Galway City. His first collection is The Boy With No Face (Salmon Poetry) was published in 2005. Well-known for the performance of his poetry, he was a founding co-editor of The Burning Bush literary magazine and is the poetry critic of The Galway Advertiser.
Used to delivering on his feet, there is an element of the street poet about Kevin Higgins and this gives his work an inherent life and bite of its own. His poetry has appeared widely in literary journals in Ireland, Britain, the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, Finland, Italy and New Zealand. He has also featured in several anthologies. He is a former winner of Cuirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam.

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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