Galway Performance Poet, Brendan Murphy,
has become All-Ireland Poetry Slam Champion
after his successful participation in the Ireland
heat of the BBC Radio 4 Slam Competition
last Friday in Belfast.
Brendan will now represent Ireland in the BBC Radio 4 UK and Ireland
Slam Finals in Bristol in July. Brendan won the 2006 Cúirt Poetry Slam and performed at the Green Mill in Chicago last September. Over the last two years he has come up through the ranks of the North Beach Poetry Nights event in BK's Winebar and the Galway Arts Centre Cúirt Ruby Room Slam in the King's Head. He was a featured reader at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library last October.