June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering
at Galway City Library
Thursday, June 26th, 6.30-8pm
visiting American poets
Nathalie Anderson, John Menaghan,
& Quincy Lehr
by Celeste Augé, Ger Burke
& John Walsh
from the anthology
Over the Edge – the first ten years
(edited by Susan Millar DuMars)
published by Salmon poetry, December 2013
The June Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents readings by visiting American poets Natalie Anderson, John Menaghan & Quincy Lehr plus readings by Celeste Augé, Ger Burke & John Walsh from the recent anthology Over The Edge-the first ten years. As well as reading their own contribution to the book Celeste, Gerardine & John will each also read work by one other writer featured in Over the Edge-the first ten years. Celeste Augé will read a poem by Sandra Bunting; Ger Burke will read a poem by Jarlath Fahy; and John Walsh will read poems by Adam White.
Over the Edge: the first ten years is edited by Susan Millar DuMars and was published late last year by Salmon. This lively and varied anthology includes poetry & fiction by forty seven writers who have published a first book since being Featured Readers at an Over The Edge: Open Reading in Galway City Library. Over The Edge has, during the past decade, been a vital platform for emerging writers in Ireland and beyond. This book celebrates the writers who have emerged via Over The Edge thus far.
All are welcome to attend. The book will be on sale on the evening. It can also be purchased directly from the Salmon website http://www.salmonpoetry.com/details.php?ID=317&a=39 and at all bookshops in Galway City.
The event will take place at Galway City Library, St. August Street, Galway on Thursday, June 26th, 6.30-8pm. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.
Nathalie Anderson directs the creative writing program at Swarthmore College outside of Philadelphia, and serves also as Arts Representative for the American Conference for Irish Studies. She has authored three books of poetry – Following Fred Astaire, Crawlers, and Quiver – and libretti for three operas – The Black Swan; Sukey in the Dark; and an operatic version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s A Scandal in Bohemia.
John Menaghan is a winner of an Academy of American Poets Prize and other awards, he has published poems and articles in various journals and given readings in Ireland, England, France, Hungary, and the U.S. He has also had several short plays produced in Los Angeles. Menaghan teaches at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. John’s fourth collection of poems, Here and Gone was published by Salmon in February.
Quincy R. Lehr, the associate editor of The Raintown Review, is the author of several poetry collections, most recently Shadows and Gifts (2013) and the book-length Heimat (2014). His poetry and criticism have appeared in numerous venues in North America, Europe, and Australia, and he lives in Brooklyn, where he teaches history.