White House Poetry Revival Wed 4th July 2007
Wed 4th July 2007 9.00pm
The WhiteHousePoets in association with Poetry Ireland presents a reading by poet Dave Lordan
Dave Lordan was born in Derby, England, in 1975. He grew up in Clonakilty in West Cork. He took an MA. in English Literature in University College Cork in 1998 and an M.Phil. in Creative writing in Trinity College Dublin in 2001. In 2004 he was awarded an Arts' Council bursary. In 2005 he won the Patrick Kavanagh Award for poetry. His work has been published widely and he is a regular and popular performer of his own work. He is an experienced creative writing teacher and workshop leader. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for workshops or performances.The Boy in the Ring is the debut collection from a prizewinning author who has already made a considerable reputation through publications and readings. In poems that are provocative, energetic and experimental, though never obscure, The Boy in the Ring explores themes of violence, self harm and survival, ranging in focus from schoolyard bullying, through adolescent suicide and addiction, to the wars and terrors of the adult world. It is a rousing collection, sometimes comedic, sometimes disturbing, sometimes despondent, sometimes raging, sometimes ecstatic and uplifting, full of memorable characters and stories that are sure to touch readers' hearts as well as fire their imaginations.
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