North Beach Poetry Nights with Kevin O'Shea and Adam White.
Monday 23rd April in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway
at the very NEW TIME 6.30 pm
Kevin O’Shea lives on the edge of Connemara, in Moycullen, still within earshot of the old Galway-Clifden Railway. Having retreated from the world of technology to timidly confront the world of imagination, he was short listed for Over The Edge New Writer of the Year in both 2009 and 2010. He has been published in Irish Left Review, Ropes, Pen Tales and poetry anthologies Behind the Masks and Mosaic. For 2012 he has been accepted for publication in THE SHOp and Northern Liberties Review. He is the winner of the Cuirt New Writing Prize 2012 for poetry. His debut collection The Art of Non-Fishing will be published by Doire press in October this year.
Adam White is from Youghal in East Cork. After putting all his carpentry tools away in a safe place some years ago, he began reading and writing poetry in earnest. He has often performed his poems at the North Beach Nights in Galway's Crane Bar, but also at the Electric Picnic and in France, where he is teaching English at present and working on a first collection of poems. His poems are inspired by his travels in and out of Ireland, by the value of work and the love of doing a beautiful task well, such as restoring furniture or indeed writing a poem about restoring furniture. He is interested in the oral tradition of poetry itself, in the idea that its oral quality and accessibility can add to, rather than take from, the depth of a poem.
Poets wishing to enter the Slam on the night need 2 max. three minutes poems.
The prize for the winner is a bottle of wine and entry to the North Beach Grand Slam in December.
Door: 5/3 Euro
Info: john @091/593290