Saturday, March 31, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 4th April 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 4th April 2007 9:00pm

This weeks guest is poet John W Sexton.

John W. Sexton: born 1958. Poet, short story writer, dramatist, children’s novelist, radio scriptwriter and broadcaster. He is the author of three collections of poetry, The Prince’s Brief Career, Foreword by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, and most recently Vortex (Doghouse, 2005). He also created and wrote The Ivory Tower for RTE radio, which ran to over one hundred half-hour episodes. His novels based on this series, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed are both published by The O’Brien Press, and have been translated into Italian and Serbian. Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons Of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records. He has been nominated for The Hennessy Literary Award and is currently Fiction Editor for The Cork Literary Review and Co-Managing Editor at the experimental on-line haiku journal Triptych Haiku.

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