Sunday, February 01, 2009

White House Poetry Revival Wed 4th Feb 2009

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 4th Feb 2009 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Maighread Medbh.

Máighréad Medbh was born in Newcastle West, County Limerick. Since the publication of her critically-acclaimed first collection, ‘The Making of a Pagan’ (Blackstaff Press), in 1990, she has become widely known as a poet who applies much creative energy to the presentation of her work in performance. She has performed, to consistently good reviews, at a large number of venues in Ireland, Great Britain, the United States, mainland Europe, and on the broadcast media.

Máighréad’s other full collections are: ‘Tenant’ (Salmon Publishing, 1999); ‘Split’ (in ‘Divas!’, Arlen House, June 2003); and ‘When the Air Inhales You’ (Arlen House 2008). A CD was produced in 2002, and her work has been included in a wide range of anthologies. Máighréad has written three novels and is currently writing a four-volume fictional work for young adults. A story for children, set to music, was commissioned and broadcast by Ireland’s Lyric FM radio station in 2007 and 2008. She was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 2008.

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



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