Sunday, June 10, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 13th June 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 13th June 2007 9:00pm

This weeks guest is US poet John Menaghan.

John Menaghan, born in New Jersey to Irish-American parents, has lived in Boston, Berkeley, Vancouver, Syracuse, London, Dublin, Belfast, Galway, Gortahork, and Dingle, & presently makes his home in Venice, CA. Winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and other awards, he has published poems and articles in Irish, American, and Canadian journals and given readings in Ireland, Hungary, and the U.S. Menaghan teaches literature and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of both the Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs and runs the annual LMU Irish Cultural Festival. A review in the prestigious Hudson Review described his second book, "She Alone," as "one of the best books of 2006," containing "fifty-odd lyrics, each in a different form, each handled with unobtrusive panache," "poetry with a human center," "smart and affecting," "utterly original," and "a book in which style and substance harmonize," the reviewer concluded by calling Menaghan "the real thing."

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

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