Silence, Exile and Cunning: An Evening of Contemporary Irish Poetry
Thursday, 24 April 2014 from 19:00 to 22:00 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us on Thursday April 24th at 7pm for a free evening of contemporary Irish poetry at The London Irish Centre.
With five poets reading their work, this will be a very special night for lovers of Irish literature and poetry.
This event is completely free to attend, but places will have to be registered in advance.
Poets joining us on the night include:
Deirdre Shanahan has published poetry and fiction including stories in the US in, ‘The Massachusetts Review,’ The Southern Review,’ and ‘Iowa Woman.’ Her work has been in anthologies from Serpent`s Tail, Fish Publishing and Vintage. She won a bursary from Arts Council England and an Eric Gregory Award. ‘Recovery Position,’ is from Rack Press.
Michael McKimm was born in Belfast, grew up near the Giant’s Causeway and has lived in London for eight years. He is an Eric Gregory award-winner and his poems have appeared in New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe, 2013). His most recent collection is the pamphlet Fossil Sunshine (Worple Press, 2013), the result of an Arts Council England-funded collaboration with geologists. www.michaelmckimm.co.uk
Jim Conwell lives and works in London. With an original background in Fine Art, he has worked for nearly 30 years in the mental health field. He has had poems published in The Journal, The Lampeter Review, Poetry Cornwall, South Poetry, Orbis, Ofi Press, The English Chicago Review and The SHOp,
Martina Evans is an Irish poet and novelist. She has published nine books of prose and poetry. Facing the Public, her fourth poetry collection was a TLS Book of the Year and received the Piero Ciampi International Poetry Prize in 2011. Petrol, was published by Anvil Press in September 2012 and a new collection of poems, Burnfort Las Vegas, is due from Anvil Press in 2014.
Róisín Tierney’s debut collection The Spanish-Italian Border came out with Arc Publications in March 2014. Her pamphlet, Dream Endings (Rack Press) won the Michael Marks 2012 Pamphlet Award. She read in Dublin as part of the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series in 2008. Her work appears in several pamphlet anthologies; Gobby Deegan’s Riposte (Donut Press, 2004), Ask for it by Name (Unfold Press, 2008), and The Art of Wiring (Ondt & Gracehoper, 2011).
For more information please see www.londonirishcentre.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
When & Where
The London Irish Centre
The heart of the Irish community in London.
Supporting the Irish in London through outstanding community services and cultural programmes.