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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

North Beach Poetry Nights Slam at The Crane Bar with Pete Mullineaux

North Beach Poetry Nights presents

on Monday June 22th at 9 pm

in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway

The North Beach Poetry Nights' June 2009 Slam

with Guest Poet: Pete Mullineaux

Galway poet, Pete Mullineaux has played from Cuirt to Glastonbury, Greenham Common to Trafalgar Square, alongside such luminaries as Salman Rushdie, Melvin Bragg and the Pogues.

His first poem Harvest Festival was published in Macmillan's anthology Poetry and Song, when he was aged 13 ( a few years ago.)

Pete grew up in Bristol but in the late 70's, early 80's deserted to London to join the punk rock band The Resisters.

Music, drama and poetry have been the driving forces of Pete's life ever since. He even managed to fit in a first class honours in drama from Middlesex University along the way!

His collection A Father's Day has been described by various reviewers as 'tender and lyrical',
'gorgeously resonant' and 'grimly funny' and drawn comparisons with Brian Patten and John Cooper-Clarke .

Pete will be reading on the night from 'A Father's Day', the day after Father's Day on Sunday June 21st. (Don't forget!!)

Guest MC: Miceal Kearney

Poets wishing to take part in the 2-Round Slam please bring along
two three-minute poems, preferrably memorized

The winner of each month's Slam goes forward to the 2009 North Beach Poetry Nights' Grand Slam in December 2009. The prize for the Grand Slam winner is publication of a collection of her/his work.

Upcoming dates:

July 13th: The Poetry Chicks (Derry)

Admission 5/ 3 Euro.

info: john walsh @ 593290