White House Poetry Revival Wed 7th Jan 2009
White House Poetry Revival
Wed 7th Jan 2009 9.00pm
This weeks guests is Janice Fitzpatrick Simmons.
Janice Fitzpatrick-Simmons was born in 1954 and educated in the USA. She has her M.A. from The University of New Hampshire and was The Assistant Director of The Robert Frost Place. She was a long time resident of Northern Ireland and is now living in Donegal. She is the co-founder of The Poets' House and programme director for the M.A. in Creative Writing at The Poets' House. She is now head of Creative Writing at Waterford Institute of Technology. She is widely published with poems appearing in Stand, Force 10, Janus, Writing Women, Cuirt Journal, The Irish University Graduate Review, The New Orleans Review, Fortnight, US1, The University of California Review. She appears regularly in The Honest Ulsterman and Poetry Ireland. She has read at The Irish Festival in Brighton, The University of Antwerp, The University of Mons Hainault, Notre Dame University Brussels, The University of Delaware, Vermont College, Brown University Bookshop, Bracknell Arts Centre, Reading Festival, Lancaster University, Bewleys Dublin, Eigse na Cuige, Cork, Letterkenny Arts Centre, Wexford Arts Centre, Dundalk Arts Festival, The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, Queens University, Belfast etc.. Her first book Settler was published in 1995 by Salmon Poetry. Her second Starting at Purgatory in 2000 also from Salmon, her third The Bowspirit from Lagan Press in 2005, her fourth book from Salmon is due out in May this year.
Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Bloghttp//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.com
The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland.