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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Emerging Galway Poets Make Good

Miceál Kearney
Celeste Augé
Miceál Kearney has been selected to take part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions readings while Celeste Aúgé has been shortlisted for this year's Hennessy Awards for New Irish Writing.
Galway poet Miceál Kearney will be reading as part of the 2009 Poetry Ireland Introductions series on Wednesday May 20th @ 6.30 p.m in the Irish Writers’ Centre, 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1 along with Mark Baker, Olive Broderick & Jane Clarke. Miceál Kearney, 28, has been published in magazines in Ireland, the UK and USA. He has won the Cuisle, Baffle, Cúirt and North Beach Nights' Poetry Grand Slams. He was short-listed for the 2007 Cinnamon Press Poetry Collection Award and the 2008 Cinnamon Press Short-Story Award. Miceál's debut collection of poems, Inheritance, was published by Doire Press last year.
Celeste Augé was born in Canada, but moved to Galway when she was 12 years old. She writes both poetry and fiction. Her poems have appeared in a wide variety of literary journals. She has read her work as part of Poetry Ireland's Introductions and also at the Cúirt Festival/Over The Edge showcase reading in 2006. In 2006 also, she was awarded the Publication Assistance Grant by Galway County Council. Tornadoes For The Weathergirl, a chapbook of her poems, was published in 2007. Her first full collection, The Essential Guide to Flight, published by Salmon Poetry is launched in Galway City Museum on Saturday, May 9th. Celeste has been shortlisted for this year's Sunday Tribune Hennessy Awards for New Irish Writing in the Emerging Poetry category.