Sunday, March 23, 2008

White House Poetry Revival Wed 26th March 2008

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 26th March 2008 9.00pm

This weeks guest is Margaret Galvin.

Margaret Galvin
was born in Cahir, Co. Tipperary in 1959 but has spent all of her adult life in Wexford. She worked for People Newspapers for many years and was Editor of the weekly magazine - Ireland's Own - from 1994 to 1999. Her poetry has attracted a number of significant prizes, including The Brendan Kennelly and The Smurfit Samhain Awards. The Wishbone is her fourth collection. She lives in Wexford town with her husband, Philip Quirke, and their son, Ibar

Margaret Galvin tackles a wide range of subjects. She celebrates the memory of men and women, including her parents, and while respecting their individuality she looks at life with a sharp, clear and unflinching eye. - Anne Le Marquand Hartigan, poet, artist and playwright

Her lyrical narrative style of poem evokes people long gone, but makes us see them as if we knew them and cared about them. She creates a truly memorable world in six to right lines. - Noel King, Editor, Doghouse Books She is a lively, committed artist, who models, in poem after poem, an admirable attention to image and sound, and beyond that, attention to the sacredness, the vital life, of the moment. - Mary O'Connor, lecturer and critic, University of South Dakota, USA

She enacts misfortunes with a casualness which echoes the random adversities of life itself, and is to be commended for avoiding the sensationalist vein with which tribulation so often enters verse. - Val Nolan, Southword, Cork

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http// The White House Poets gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge and Poetry Ireland.



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