White House Poetry Slide Show Wed 29th Oct 2008
Welcome to Revival Poets on line blog. The Poetry Revival in Limerick City, Ireland has been a weekly feature of the poetry scene in Limerick for over six years. In 2006 Revival Poetry Journal was launched while recently Revival TRIO Series was launched showcaseing three of our poets. A CD called Microphone On - five years after is available from www.revivalpress.com
Limerick to Rock at Cuisle Poetry Slam
White House Poetry Revival
Wed 15th Oct. 2008 9.00pm
Launch of Revival 9 and a reading by poet Jo Slade in association with Cuisle - Limerick City International Poetry Festival.
Revival, the poetry journal of the White House Poets, takes to the stage again this coming Wednesday for the ninth time. Recognised as one of Ireland's leading journals of contemporary poetry, it will have its usual mix of local, national and international poets vying for your attention. The launch is a 9.00pm sharp - be there!
Jo Slade studied Art and Design at the Limerick and National Colleges of Art and Design and exhibits her paintings widely.Her collections are In Fields I Hear Them Sing (Galway, Salmon Poetry, 1989); The Vigilant One (Salmon Poetry, 1994), which was nominated for The Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literature Prize; Certain Octobers (Quimpeir, France, Editions Eireanna, 1997), which received a publication bursary from the Centre du Livre, Paris; and City of Bridges (Cliffs of Moher, Salmon Publishing, 2005).She was nominated in 2003 for the Prix Evelyn Encelot Ecriture Prize, Maison des Ecrivains, Paris.She lives in Limerick.
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, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.
Poetry Workshop at Limerick Writers' Centre
Sat 25th Oct 10.00am to 12.00noon
Aspiring poets are invited to participate in a Poetry Workshop with poet Tim Cunningham at the Limerick Writers’ Centre, 12 Barrington Street, Limerick Sat 25th Oct 2008 starting at 10.00am and running to 12.00 noon.
Those interested are asked to contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Fee €10.00.
Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick in 1942 and educated at Limerick C.B.S. and Birkbeck College, London. He has lived in Limerick, Tipperary, Dublin, Trowbridge, London, Newark (Delaware) and, presently, Billericay. He has published and read widely. His first collection, ‘Don Marcelino’s Daughter’ was published by Peterloo Poets in 2001 and reprinted in 2002 and 2004. His second collection ‘Unequal Thirds’ was published in 2006, again by Peterloo. His new collection, Kyrie, is shortly to be published (Oct 16th) by Revival Press - the imprint of the White House Poets. ‘Kyrie’, is firmly rooted in nineteen fifties’ Ireland – De Valera’s Ireland – a place and time, apparently so distant now, when religion permeated almost every aspect of life. And it is the lives that are celebrated here, with their pieties, loves, frustrations and hopes, the perennial human condition woven into the sacraments and liturgies of the everyday. Not quite the Limerick of Angela’s Ashes but nevertheless Tim Cunningham has continued on where Frank Mc Court left off but this time in poetry and verse.