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Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Over The Edge Writers' Gathering presents Louis de Paor, Eamonn Wall, Anne Tannam, Brian Kirk, Alan McMonagle, Carlos Reyes in SKYLIGHT 47 SPECIAL



June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering
at Galway City Library
presents readings by
Louis de Paor, Eamonn Wall,
Anne Tannam, Brian Kirk,
Alan McMonagle,  Carlos Reyes
in a special
SHOWCASE READING
for contributors to
Skylight 47
probably Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication 
THURSDAY, JUNE 25th, 6.30-8PM 
The June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents a special showcase reading by contributors to Skylight 47, probably Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication. Those reading their poetry on the evening will be Carlos Reyes, Alan McMonagle, Brian Kirk, Anne Tannam, Eamonn Wall, & Louis de Paor, The event will take place at Galway City Library, St. Augustine Street, Galway on Thursday, June 25th, 6.30-8pm. All are welcome. There is no cover charge. 

Louis de Paor
Louis de Paor is one of Ireland's leading Irish-language poets, and was a key figure in the Irish language poetry renaissance of the 1980s and 90s. He has worked closely on English translations of his poetry, with his co-translators fully engaging with the original poem in Irish. Louis is director of the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway. His most recent publication The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale’s Tongue – an Irish-English bilingual edition of his poems in the original Irish and in translation – was co-published by Bloodaxe and Cló Iar-Chonnachta. Louis is interviewed, by Deirdre Kearney, in the current issue of Skylight 47.


Eamonn Wall

A native of Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Eamonn Wall lives in Missouri, where he is Smurfit-Stone Corporation Professor of Irish Studies/Professor of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He is the author of Writing the Irish West: Ecologies and Traditions which was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2011. His most recent publication Junction City: New & Selected Poems was published earlier this year by Salmon Poetry. Kevin Higgins’s Galway Advertiser review of that book can be read here http://www.advertiser.ie/galway/article/77676/poet-leaves-enniscorthy-to-drive-around-america . Eamonn was a contributor to issue no. 3 of Skylight 47.



Anne Tannam’s has poems published, or forthcoming, in Poetry Ireland Review, The Moth, The Poetry Bus, Prairie Schooner, Literature Today, and several anthologies. Take This Life, her first book of poems, was published by 6th House in 2011. She has performed her work at the Electric Picnic, Cúirt, and other festivals and is co-founder of the Dublin Writers’ Forum. Anne is a contributor to the current issue of Skylight 47.



Brian Kirk is an award winning poet and short-story writer from Clondalkin, Dublin. He was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series in 2013, and highly commended in the 2014 Patrick Kavanagh Award. His poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies. He is a members of the Hibernian Poetry Workshop. Brian is a contributor to the current issue of Skylight 47.



Alan McMonagle lives in Galway. His poems have appeared in The Shop, The Moth, The Stony Thursday Book, and Crannóg. He has published two collections of short stories Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2009) & Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013). Last year, his radio play, Oscar Night, was produced and broadcast as part of RTE’s Drama on One series. Alan has contributed poems to previous issues of Skylight 47; his review of Alan Jude Moore’s poetry collection Zinger is in the current issue.



Carlos Reyes is a noted Portland poet and translator, world traveller and story teller.  His latest books of poetry are Pomegranate, Sister of the Heart  and The Book of Shadows: New and Selected Poems.  He is currently travelling in Ireland to promote his first book of prose, The Keys To The Cottage, Stories from the West of Ireland, which tells the story of his life in Co. Clare over the last 40 years. Carlos has had fellowships from the Oregon Arts Commission, Yaddo (New York), Fundacion Valparaiso (Spain), Heinrich Boll Association (Ireland), Island Institute (Sitka, Alaska), as well as been poet-in-residence at Joshua Tree National Park, Acadia National Park, and Devil's Tower National Monument. He was a contributor to issue no. 3 of Skylight 47



There is no entrance fee. 


For further information contact 087-6431748.


 Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing financial support 
of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, and Galway City Council.