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Sunday, March 29, 2009

John Walsh to open Poetry Month at Galway City Library

Poet John Walsh to open Poetry Month 1.30pm, Wednesday April 1st Galway City Library

In a link up with the Academy of American Poets, Galway City Library is participating in a month long April-is-Poetry-Month project.

With the line 'Do I dare disturb the Universe,' from the famous T S Eliot poem 'The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock', being chosen as a theme for this year's celebration, the poet and poet-performer from Derry, John Walsh, will perform the poem in full in Galway City Library on Wednesday 1 April. The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock has entranced many people and is regarded one of the finest pieces of poetry ever written.

John's performance of the poem will commence at 1.30pm.

John Walsh has had two collections of poetry, Johnny Tell Them and Love's Enterprise Zone published by the Guildhall Press. He runs the successful performance poetry event North Beach Poetry Nights, which takes place monthly in The Crane Bar, and is he also the director of the new poetry press, Doire Press. His third collection of poetry is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry.