Sunday, May 10, 2009

White House Poetry Revival Wed 13th May 2009

White House Poetry Revival
2003 - 2009.
Celebrating over 300 readings at the White House, Limerick

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 13th May 2009 9.00pm

The White House Poets in association with Poetry Ireland present this weeks guest poet Jean O'Brien.

Jean O'Brien is a Dubliner now living in the Irish Midlands. Her work is widely published
in magazines and journals. She has published two other collections, The Shadow Keeper,
(Salmon 1997) and Dangerous Dresses (Bradshaw Books, 2005) Her latest book,
Lovely Legs is recently published by Salmon. She holds an M.Phil. in Creative Writing
from Trinity College, Dublin. She facilitates creative writing classes for a wide variety
or organizations from the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin City Council and other County
Councils to Mountjoy, Limerick and the Midlands Prisons. She was Writer-in-Residence for Co. Laois in 2005. She was the 2008 recipient of the Fish International Poetry Award. Also in
2008 she was commissioned to write a poem for the Oxfam Calendar.
Her poetry was described by Fiona Sampson writing in the Irish Times as "...effortless writing, graceful and exact as any pirouette in its insight".

Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http//

The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland and Limerick City Council.

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