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Friday, April 01, 2016

May Over The Edge Writers' Gathering with Eileen Ni Shuilleabháin, Stephen Byrne, Steve Luttrell plus GALWAY LAUNCH of The Café Review



The special Irish issue of American poetry magazine The Café Review
The May Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering presents an exciting variety of poetry by visiting American poet Steve Luttrell, and Galway-based poets Stephen Byrne, and Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin. The evening will also see the Galway launch of a special Irish issue of the American poetry magazine The Café Review, featuring poems by Paula Meehan, MacDara Woods, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Thomas McCarthy, and many more. Among contributors to the issue reading their poems on the evening will be Lorna Shaughnessy, Órfhlaith Foyle, Susan Millar DuMars, John Walsh, Susan Lindsay, Kevin Higgins, & Aideen Henry. 


The event will take place at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, May 13th, 8pm. All are welcome. There is no cover charge.
Poet & editor of The Café Review Steve Luttrell
Steve Luttrell is a former poet laureate of Portland, Maine. He has published five chapbooks and six major editions of his poetry, including Home Movies, Conditions, The Vagaries: A Winter's Sequence, and Pemaquid and Other Poems. His most recent poetry collection, Plumb Line, is just published by North Atlantic Books. 

Eileen Ní Shuilleabháin grew up in the parish of Carna in south Connemara. Her poetry has been published in a number of literary journals including Apercus Quarterly, Boyne Berries, Scissors and Spackle, Emerge Literary Journal, The Burning Bush and Crack the Spine, amongst others.  She was also published in a poetry anthology titled - The Tuesday Knights in 2012 which was shortlisted for the Writers' Circle Anthology award 2013. She currently lives and works in Galway city.
  
Stephen Byrne is a (now semi-retired) chef from Dublin living in Galway 12 years. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Warscapes, Spontaneity, Boyne Berries, The Poetry Bus, Galway Review, The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology, Skylight 47 and many other places. His poems have been translated into Russian for the Nasha Gazeta journal. He has been shortlisted for The Redline Book Festival Poetry Competition and ‘Over the Edge’ Poetry competition and more recently selected for the TCK Productions competition in London. In 2012 he collaborated with 6 Galway based poets to create a poetry anthology called Wayword Tuesdays and this was short listed for Writing Magazines Writers’ Circle Anthology Award.

The Café Review is a quarterly journal of poetry, art and reviews that is based in Portland, Maine and has been published for over twenty-five years. Contributors have included Kim Addonizio, Daisy Zamora, Diane Wakoski, and Anslem Berrigan.  The magazine is edited by Steve Luttrell.