White House Poetry Revival Wed 7th Oct 2009
White House Poetry Revival
Wed 7th Oct. 2009 9.00pm
Limerick launch of Lost Grace by Donal O'Flynn plus a reading by Stephen Roger Powers.
Donal O’Flynn’s work is always passionate and honest. His voice is individual and assured. He describes with sympathy and love the ordinary joys and trials of life, exchanges with and observations of family, friends and community that enhance our lives. Some of the work is playful, some mischievous where the revered are cast in the direct light of his own experience. Some poems use a language of directness that aptly matches the seriousness of the subject mattered explored. Lost Grace is Donal O'Flynn's debut collection and will be launched on the night.
Stephen Roger Powers was born in Madison, Wisconsin, and grew up in the cornfields of nearby Sun Prairie. While working on his PhD in English he wrote a stand-up act about his hearing impairment and performed for several years in comedy clubs and casinos around the American Midwest. Today he splits his time between Milwaukee and Georgia, where he teaches at Gordon College and enjoys the beaches of Tybee Island. The Follower's Tale is his first book.
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.