Sunday, April 20, 2008

White House Poetry Revival Wed 23rd April 2008

White House Poetry Revival

Wed 23rd April 2008 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Tom Morgan.

Tom Morgan was born in Belfast in 1943.His collections are The Rat-Diviner (Dublin, Beaver Row Press, 1987); Nan of the Falls Rd Curfew (Beaver Row Press, 1990), which was nominated for the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Awards; In Queen Mary's Gardens (Galway, Salmon Publishing,1991); and Ballintrillick in the Light of Ben Whiskin (Lagan Press, 2006). He has collaborated with artists Patric Coogan, Brendan Ellis and Catherine McWilliams in joint poetry-painting exhibitions in Sligo, Belfast , Galway, Dublin and New York , and has worked with composer Frank Lyons for the Visconic Arts Festival in Belfast .His concern for Belfast and his love for Sligo is evident, particularly his interest in place names and local history. He is indebted to Francis Crean for his interest, knowledge and sense of humour. The poems testify to the hope that poets and artists have the edifying vision that contributes to society whether it is urban or rural.He lives in Belfast and Ballintrillick, Co Sligo .

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



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