White House Poetry Revival
Wed 22nd July 2009 9.00pm
This weeks guest poet is Gerry Hanberry
Gerard Hanberry’s third collection of poetry At Grattan Road (Salmon Poetry) was published recently, following Rough Night (2002) and Something Like Lovers (2005), both from Stonebridge Publications, Wales.
Other publications are An Introduction to Poetry handbook and a biography of the Wilde family, More Lives Than One, which was shortlisted for the Kingston University Press Non-Fiction Prize. His work has been widely published. ‘Poetry on the Dart’ (Dublin’s version of ‘Poems on the Underground’) featured a poem during the summer of 2007. In 2004 he was awarded the Brendan Kennelly/ Sunday Tribune Poetry Prize.
Gerard holds an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway where he teaches a creative writing seminar to undergraduates and delivers the poetry module on the Evening BA Degree course. He also teaches English at his own ‘alma mater’, St Enda’s College, Salthill. Gerard is a member of the advisory panel to the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. He lives with his wife Kerry in their home on the edge of Galway Bay where they raised their family of four, three sons, Jamie, Daniel and Greg and their daughter Jane.
Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.com
The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland and Limerick City Council.