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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Poets Jenny Lambert, Deirdre Daly, & Graham Allen for March Over The Edge: Open Reading plus LAUNCH of Skylight 47 Latest Issue


The March Over The Edge: Open Reading takes place in Galway City Library on Thursday, March 30th, 6.30-8.00pm. The Featured Readers are Graham Allen, Deirdre Daly, & Jenny Lambert. The centre piece of the evening will be the launch of issue eight of Skylight 47, the exciting bi-annual poetry paper from the Skylight Poets, which will be on sale on the evening. The publication will be launched by Graham Allen. Skylight 47 is based in Galway and publishes poems by poets from all around the globe; all poets are welcome to submit poems for consideration for future issues. For details on how to take out a subscription to Skylight 47 see https://skylight47poetry.wordpress.com/buy-skylight-47/. 

Jenny Lambert is a holistic health professional based in Clare and Galway. She has worked in services for children and adults in Ireland and South Asia. Her writing is inspired by a reverence for land and sea, the body, and the cycles of death and life. She attends poetry workshops in Galway Arts Centre. She was longlisted for Over the Edge New Writer of the Year 2016, was a prize winner at Culture Night poetry reading in Kenny's, Galway 2016 and has new work published in the latest edition of Skylight 47 (March 2017).

Deirdre Daly
Deirdre Daly was poetry winner of the 2016 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition. Her poetry has been published in Crannóg and the Irish Times and her fiction has appeared in various anthologies. She lives in Dublin and is a participant in Kevin Higgins’ online poetry workshop. Deirdre is shortlisted in the Emerging Poetry category in the 2017 Hennessy Awards for New Irish Writing.

Graham Allen
Graham Allen’s debut poetry collection The One That Got Away was published in 2014 by New Binary Press and was nominated for the Crashaw Prize. Professor of English at University College Cork, Graham Allen’s poetry has appeared Southword, Other Poetry, The Stinging Fly, The Rialto, Poetry Ireland Review, Revival, La Questione Romantica, The SHOp, Theory and Event, Cultural Politics and Cyphers. His texts for stage have been performed by Gatekrash Theatre Company at the Stack Theatre, Cork School of Music, at the Comedy Club, Cork, and at the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2008. Graham Allen’s critical works include Harold Bloom: Towards a Poetics of Conflict (1994), Intertextuality (2000 and 2011), Roland Barthes (2003), The Salt Companion to Harold Bloom, co-edited with Roy Sellars (2007), Mary Shelley (2008) and The Reader’s Guide to Frankenstein (2008). His work has been translated into Japanese, Korean and Persian.

The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland, & The Arts Council.