White House Poetry Revival Wed 25th Nov 2009
Wed 25th Nov 2009 9.00pm
This weeks guest poet is James Harpur in association with Poetry Ireland.
James Harpur is a poet with four collections of poetry published by Anvil Press. He has won a number of awards, including the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award and the British National Poetry Competition. He was born to an Irish father and a British mother and now lives near Clonakilty in Co. Cork. He studied Classics and English at university then taught English on the island of Crete. Many of the poems of his first collection, A Vision of Comets, published by Anvil Press, take their inspiration from his time on Crete and from the Aegean area.
Harpur has published three further books with Anvil, The Monk’s Dream, Oracle Bones and The Dark Age, as well as a translation of the poems of Boethius, Fortune’s Prisoner. He has been well represented in anthologies, including Staying Alive (Bloodaxe), and has won a number of awards, including the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award and British national poetry competition in 1995. He has also published a book of mixed prose and poems called The Gospel of Joseph of Arimathea (Wild Goose) and a non-fiction introduction to the Christian mystics, Love Burning in the Soul (Shambhala). He is the poetry editor of Southword, one of Ireland’s leading literary periodicals, and the Temenos Academy Review, founded by Kathleen Raine.
Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494
The White House Poets gratefully acknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.
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