Sunday, May 17, 2009

White House Poetry Revival Wed 20th May 2009

White House Poetry Revival 2003 - 2009
Celebrating over 300 weeks of continuous readings.

White House Poetry Revival
Wed 20th May 2009 9.00pm

This weeks guest poet is Bríd Ní Mhóráin in association with Foras na Gaeilge.

Bríd Ní Mhóráin, writer-in-residence in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht, since 2003, has published 5 books of poetry-Ceiliúradh Cré, Coiscéim (1992), Fé Bhrat Bhríde, An Sagart (2002), Síolta an Iomais, Cló Iar-Chonnachta (2006) and An Cosán Bán/The White Path, Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne (2008). The latter was her first bilingual book and was in collaboration with Barbara Hirst, a visual artist from Canada. An M.Litt study of the decline in Irish in the South Kerry Gaeltacht, Thiar sa Mhainistir atá an Ghaolainn Bhreá, was published by An Sagart in 1997. She edited Idir Chruach is Chuan-Cúirt Phiarais (2007), new writing from Corca Dhuibhne and was Irish language editor of The Best of Irish Poetry/Rogha Dánta 2008 (Munster Literature).
Prizes include first in the Oireachtas, for poetry, 1998 and 1999; second prize in the Dún Laoire/ Rathdown, Poetry Festival, 1997 for Dán Gaeilge and first in 2005; shortlisted for Dán Gaeilge, Strokestown 2003 and third prize in The Brown Envelope Competition of the same year as well as an Oireachtas first prize for prose,1992.
She has participated in numerous poetry festivals, such as Éigse na Brídeoige, An t-Oireachtas, Féile na Bealtaine, Franco-Irish Poetry Festival, The Merriman Summer School and Cúirt na bhFilí in Scotland and is anthologised in Cúm, The Kerry Anthology, The Field Day Book and The White Page/An Bhileog Bhán Irish Women Poets of the twentieth Century.

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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