White House Poetry Revival Wed 3rd Sept 2008
Wed 3rd Sept 2008 9.00pm
This Weeks Guest Poet is Aoife Casby.
AOIFE CASBY is originally from Mayo and now lives in Carraroe, Co. Galway where she works as a writer and visual artist. She has published in literary journals such as Poetry Ireland, Cyphers, Orbis, West47, Ropes, The Cork Literary Review, The Cúirt Annual, DIVAS 2 Anthology and others. A selection of her poetry was published (with writer Celeste Augé) by Lapwing in a chapbook Smoke & Skin in 2008. She was selected for Poetry Ireland's Introductions Series in 2007 and has been shortlisted for the START Chapbook Poetry Award and the Cúirt New Writing Prize. She read in a showcase for emerging writers at Cúirt in 2007 and her work was selected for the Windows Writers & Artist Series 2007. She was longlisted for The Fish International Short Story Award 2008. Aoife has worked as Writer In Residence on a project with community groups in Connemara. She was the winner of the 2008 Edgeworth Poetry Prize and received a Literature Award from Galway Co. Council in 2008. Aoife was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award for Poetry 2008 and for The Fish International Poetry Award 2008.
The White House Poetsgratefullyacknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.