Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Lismore Mayor’s initiative for National Poetry Day

Event Title: Poems in Shop Windows
Event detail: Ten Poems by Ten Poets (from Waterford or with a strong connection to Waterford) placed on Ten ‘shop windows’

Where: Main Street & West Street, Lismore, County Waterford.

When: From Thursday October 6th 2011(All Ireland Poetry Day) to Monday October 31st 2011.

Organiser: Mayor of Lismore, Ken Madden 086 1712813 /

‘I am truly delighted to bring this project to fruition as part of All Ireland Poetry Day.

It showcases great writing in a very accessible way and continues a trend in cultural and artistic excellence in Lismore. I hope that the people of Lismore and visitors to the town will enjoy the poems and be inspired and entertained by them’

‘I wish to thank the poets, property owners who have given use of their windows, Joe Woods (Director of Poetry Ireland), David Murphy (Red Heaven Design) and Karen Hallahan (Town Clerk) all of whom supported the event and made it possible’

Ken Madden (Mayor of Lismore & Event Organiser)

List of Poets, Poem Titles & Biogs.:

James Ballantyne Performance

James Ballantyne was born in Lismore in 1937 and moved to London in 1968 where he graduated as a librarian. His first poetry collection The Dracula Set was published in 1993 and other works have been published in various poetry magazines and anthologies. He has also written novels.

Edward Denniston In Town
Born in 1956 and educated at Trinity College Dublin, Edward Denniston has lived in Waterford since 1980 where he teaches English and Drama. His publications include The Point of Singing, Interacting - 60 Scripts and an ebook, Eskimo Advice.

Corina Duyn Singing Lesson
Corina Duyn is a Dutch born artist and writer living in Lismore. Her work is informed by nature and by living with a chronic illness. She has published three books: Hatched, Cirrus Chronicles- Landing in Ballynelligan and Flying on Little Wings

John Ennis Girders
Born in 1944 John Ennis won the Listowel Open Poetry Competition eleven times as well as the Patrick Kavanagh Award and the Irish American Cultural Institute Award.  He lives in Waterford where he is Head of the School of Humanaties at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Aine Ni Fhoghlu Cronu na hOiche
Award winning poet Áine Uí Fhoghlú comes from An Rinn, County Waterford. She has published two collections of poetry, Aistear Aonair and An Liu sa Chuan.

Thomas McCarthy An Anglo Irish Luncheon Party
One of Ireland's most important poets, Cappoquin born Thomas McCarthy published poems while still an undergraduate and won the Patrick Kavanagh Award at just 24. His large canon of work includes Merchant Prince and The Last Geraldine Officer.

Liam Murphy Reflection
Liam Murphy is a poet, storyteller and drama therapist. His poetry has featured in Poets of Munster, Occasion of Wordshed and Irish Poets : 1924-1974

George O’Brien Cois Abha Moire na nDeise
George O'Brien is an award winning writer and academic whose works include The Village of Longing:An Irish Boyhood in the Fifties, Dancehall Days or Love in Dublin and Out of Our Minds as well as two books on Irish Playwright Brian Friel. He is Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington.

Mark Roper Robin Song
Mark Roper's many collections of poetry have been widely acclaimed including the recent Even So - New & Collected Poems and an anthology Landing Places: Immigrant Poets in Ireland. He has served as writer in residence at Waterford Regional Hospital.

Peter Sirr The Time Capsule
Peter Sirr was born in Waterford in 1960 and is one of Irelands best known poets. He won the Michael Hartnett Prize for his most recent collection of poems entitled ‘The Thing Is’. A former director of the Irish Writers Centre, he works as a freelance writer and translator and Lectures part time at TCD.

No comments:

Post a Comment