Monday, April 07, 2008

White House Poetry Revival Wed 9th April 2008

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 9th April 2008 9.00pm

Launch of issue 7 of Revival plus Galway poet Kevin Higgins.

It's going to be a busy night at the White House Pub next Wednesday the 9th April. as the launch of issue 7 of the WhiteHousePoets chapbook 'Revival' takes place plus a reading by Galway poet Kevin Higgins.

The poetry journal is set to continue with another bumper issue featuring poets from the Ireland, US, Australia and England and a selection of local poets. A number of poets whose work appears in the new journal will read on the night and patrons are urged to get there early as the night will start promptly at 9.00pm.

Kevin Higgins lives in Galway, Ireland, where he co-organises the Over The Edge literary events in Galway; is the poetry critic of The Galway Advertiser; and was co-founder of The Burning Bush magazine. Kevin’s first collection of poems The Boy With No Face was published by Salmon in February 2005. The Boy With No Face was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish Poet. In September it went to its second printing. His second collection, Time Gentlemen, Please, is published by Salmon. Kevin has read his work at most of the major literary festivals in Ireland and at a wide variety of venues and festivals in Britain, France and the United States. He won the 2003 Cuirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam; and was awarded a literary bursary by the Arts Council in 2005. Kevin’s work is discussed in poet-critic Justin Quinn’s Cambridge Introduction to Modern Irish Poetry, due out in April.

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Bloghttp//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.comThe White House Poetsgratefullyacknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge and PoetryIreland.



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