Thursday, August 30, 2007

White House Poetry Slide Show 29th Aug 2007


Sunday, August 26, 2007

White House Poetry revival Wed 29th Aug 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 29th Aug 2007 9.00pm

The weeks guest is poet Michael O'Loughlin.

Michael O'Loughlin was born in Dublin in 1958 and studied at Trinity College Dublin. Since then he has lived mainly in Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands, but has now returned to Ireland. He has published many collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Another Nation: New and Selected Poems. He has also published many essays and reviews, as well as translations, including a collection by the Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg. For many years he worked as a screenwriter, and his most recent film is Snapshots (2003). In 2006 he spent a month in Riga as part of the Sealines Project. He is currently Writer in Residence in Galway City.

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

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Poetry Revival Slide Show Wed 22nd Aug 2007


Sunday, August 19, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 22nd Aug 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 22nd Aug 2007 9.00pm

Perciphone Petticoat theatrical poetry performer, writer, singer songwriter, musician, composer and producer, is a fresh and entertaining face in the world of performance poetry and entertainment. She has been writing and singing since early childhood and collaborates with other musicians to make ambient and peace enhancing sounds. Her music can be found at
Perciphone uses enchanting lines, beguiling and palatable - weaving their way in and out of the cold hard truths often being projected. Her performance sites can be found at

From surrealism to social dysfunction - sexuality to empathy, fairytales to self-harm, Perciphone Petticoat often flirts on a rather risqué edge. However, pertinent subjects delivered graphically, are often skillfully tempered according to musicality and backing sounds: allowing ideas that would otherwise be unpalatable - to be considered. She is touring the UK this year and planning to tour internationally in 2008.

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

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

White House Poetry Slide Show 15th Aug 2007


Celia de Freine on YouTube


Sunday, August 12, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 15th Aug 2007

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 15th Aug 2007 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Foras na Gaeilge present a bi-lingual reading with poet Celia de Fréine.

Celia de Fréine is a poet and playwright who writes in Irish and English. She was born in Northern Ireland and now lives in Dublin and in Connemara.
Two collections of poetry in Irish Faoi Chabáistí is Ríonacha (2001) and Fiacha Fola (2004) have been published by Cló Iar-Chonnachta. A collection in English Scarecrows at Newtownards was published by Scotus Press in 2005.
Her poetry has won several awards, including the Patrick Kavanagh Award and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta; she has three times won the Oireachtas na Gaeilge award for best play, most recently for her new play Tearmann, which also won Duias Fhoras na Gaeilge at Listowel Writers' Week in 2006.
She was awarded Arts Council Bursaries in 1997 and in 2000
The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for over four 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 reading has provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry. Over the last four years the reading has grown, evolved and matured. We are proud to have provided an open-mic for poets from all over Ireland, Europe and the world: from Buddy Wakefield to Greg Delanty to hundred of others you have never heard, but should have. The reading continues to grow and change and we would invite you to come down, to listen - and should the mood strike you - to speak.
T he 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, all of whom 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.
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Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007

New Podcast - John Liddy 8th Aug 2007

A new Podcast is available for those interested at:

it featured Limerick poet John Liddy reading on the 8th Aug. 2007


Thursday, August 09, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Slide Show - Aug 07


Knute Skinner reading at the White House,Limerick


Sunday, August 05, 2007

Call for Submissions Issue 5 of Revival

Submissions Issue 5 of Revival - the poetry journal of the White House Poets, Limerick, Ireland.

Revival Press is currently seeking submissions from local, national and international writers for Issue 5 of Revival poetry journal - due to be published Oct 2007.

Revival publishes original poetry. Please use the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for consideration.

Send a maximum of five poems. Send copies, not originals.
Poems should not be longer than 32 lines including title. Poems should be original, previously unpublished and not currently submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere. Poems should be typed, with the author's name on each sheet.If sending by post include an SAE (min.size C5) to ensure return of poems. Poets should include an up to date short (2 or 3 lines) biography. Poems submitted by email should be in the body of the email and as a Word attachment.
No payment is made for published poems but contributors will receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears. Include a postal address for contributor's copy. Preference is given to poets who have not appeared in previous editions of Revival. Submissions should be made by post or emailed.
Post to: The Editor, Revival, Moravia, Glenmore Ave., Roxboro Rd., Limerick, Ireland.
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Closing date for Issue 5 is the 7th September 2007.


Saturday, August 04, 2007

White House Poetry Revival Wed 8th Aug 2007

White House Poetry Revival

Wed 8th Aug 2007 9.00pm

This weeks special guest is Clare based poet Knute Skinner.

Knute Skinner was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in nearby Webster Groves. He attended college at Culver-Stockton and at the University of Northern Colorado, where he received a BA in speech and drama. He then did graduate work at Middlebury College and at the University of Iowa, where he was also an instructor in the English Department.After receiving a PhD in English, Skinner turned his back on job offers, left Iowa, and headed off to spend the rest of his life on the Canary Islands. Instead, after two years travelling around Europe, he purchased a cottage in rural Ireland. There, when not writing poems, he worked in a turf bog and grew vegetables for the local market. He also began teaching part of each year at Western Washington University in the US. In 2000 he retired from teaching and now, along with his spouse, Edna Faye Kiel, is resident year round in Killaspuglonane, County Clare. He occasionally conducts poetry writing workshops, and he is currently at work on a new collection of poems.
His first book of poetry, Stranger with a Watch, appeared in 1965 and contained early poems written in Iowa. His second collection, A Close Sky over Killaspuglonane (1968), showed the influence of the people and the landscape of rural Clare. Since then, he has published seven more books and six chapbooks. His poems, which have appeared widely in serial publications in Ireland, England, Australia and North America, show a variety of styles, including both free and formal verse. Two collections, The Bears and What Trudy Knows, demonstrate a marked departure from his usual lyric mode, as the poems are all fictional narratives highlighting brief moments in the lives of the imagined narrators. In 2002 Salmon Publishing brought out his most recent collection, Stretches. His collected poems is due out shortly from Salmon.
Skinner founded the Signpost Press, a nonprofit corporation devoted to publishing contemporary literature, and he was a founder and editor of the Bellingham Review. He was awarded a fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts and has received residencies from the Huntington Hartford Foundation, The Millay Colony for the Arts, The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and Fundación Valparaíso. He has taught numerous poetry writing workshops in the United States and in Ireland.

For further information contact Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409
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The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the following:
The Arts Council of Ireland - poetry Ireland - - Limerick City Council - Foras na Gaeilge


Thursday, August 02, 2007

Poetry Revival Slide Show 1st Aug 2007


John Liddy reading at the White House, Limerick - UTube