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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Susan Millar DuMars & Kevin Higgins to read in Amherst, Massachusetts birthplace of Emily Dickinson

Poets Susan Millar DuMars & Kevin Higgins will read their poetry at Amherst Books,     8 Main Street, Amherst, MA 01002, USA on Monday, March 11th.
The reading starts at 7pm. ALL WELCOME

For further details contact • 413.256.1547 • 800.503.5865 • books@amherstbooks.com  

The reading is organised by the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and generously supported by Culture Ireland. http://www.cultureireland.ie  

Susan Millar DuMars teaches creative writing at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway Arts Centre, Galway Technical Institute and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words creative writing programme for people with disabilities. Her debut poetry collection, Big Pink Umbrella, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2008. Her next collection, Dreams for Breakfast, appeared in April 2010. Her work features in Landing Places, Dedalus’ 2010 anthology of immigrant poetry written in Ireland; and also in The Best Of Irish Poetry 2010. A fiction writer as well, she published a collection of short stories, American Girls, with Lapwing in 2007. Her first full collection of short stories Lights in the Distance was published by Doire Press in 2010. Susan has read her work at festivals and events all around the country and at Arts Council and Culture Ireland supported poetry events in New York, USA (2008), Athens, Greece (2008); St. Louis, USA (2008), Chicago, USA (2009), Denver, USA (2010), Washington D.C (2011), Huntington, West Virginia, USA (2011), Geelong, Australia (2011) , Canberra, Australia (2011), St. Louis, USA (2013) & Boston, USA (2013). She has also on several occasions read her poetry and participated in workshops in Lorient, Britanny as part of Galway-Lorient twinning events. She has been the recipient of an Arts Council Literature Bursary for her fiction. Her next collection of poetry, The God Thing, is just published by Salmon Poetry.

To buy Susan’s books see http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=286&a=39
and http://www.doirepress.com/HOME.html

Kevin Higgins facilitates poetry workshops at Galway Arts Centre; teaches creative writing at Galway Technical Institute and on the Brothers of Charity Away With Words creative writing programme for people with disabilities. He is also Writer-in-Residence at Merlin Park Hospital and the poetry critic of the Galway Advertiser. He was a founding co-editor of The Burning Bush literary magazine. His first collection of poems The Boy With No Face was published by Salmon in February 2005 and was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award. His second collection, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published in March 2008 by Salmon. One of the poems from Time Gentlemen, Please, ‘My Militant Tendency’, featured in the Forward Book of Poetry 2009. His work also features in the anthology Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets (Ed Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010). Frightening New Furniture is his third collection of poems and was published in 2010 by Salmon Poetry. Kevin has read his work at most of the major literary festivals in Ireland and at Arts Council and Culture Ireland supported poetry events in Kansas City, USA (2006), Los Angeles, USA (2007), London, UK (2007), New York, USA (2008), Athens, Greece (2008); St. Louis, USA (2008), Chicago, USA (2009), Denver, USA (2010), Washington D.C (2011), Huntington, West Virginia, USA (2011), Geelong, Australia (2011), Canberra, Australia (2011), St. Louis, USA (2013) & Boston, USA (2013). Kevin’s fourth collection of poetry, The Ghost In The Lobby, will be published by Salmon Poetry in early 2014. Kevin is co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events. Mentioning The War, a collection of his essays and reviews was published last April by Salmon.

To buy any of Kevin’s books see http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=255&a=108