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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

July Zoom Over The Edge: Open Reading with Veronica Volkow, Ailbhe Darcy, Kim Moore PLUS open-mic




After the big success of the June reading, the July ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, July 9th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Veronica Volkow, Ailbhe Darcy, & Kim Moore. There will, as always at Over The Edge: Open Readings, be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. 

Meeting ID: 738 901 3549
                                     
Kim Moore
Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria. She is one of the leading newer voices in British poetry. Kim Moore’s first collection The Art of Falling (Seren, 2015) won the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010.  Her pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition.  She is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University, working on her second collection and is one of the judges for the 2020 Forward Prizes for Poetry.
Ailbhe Darcy
Ailbhe Darcy was born in Dublin in 1981 and brought up there. She studied for her PhD and MFA at the University of Notre Dame in the US, and taught there and at the University of Münster in Germany. She is now a lecturer in creative writing at Cardiff University. She has published her poetry in Ireland, Britain and the US. Selections of her work are included in the Bloodaxe anthologies Identity Parade and Voice Recognition, and in her pamphlet A Fictional Dress (tall-lighthouse, 2009). Imaginary Menagerie (Bloodaxe Books, 2011), her first book-length collection, was shortlisted for Ireland's dlr Strong Award at Poetry Now / Mountains to Sea. A collaboration with S.J. Fowler, Subcritical Texts, was published by Gorse in 2017. Her second collection, Insistence, was published by Bloodaxe in 2018 and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2018 and for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2019. She has been described as “the best Irish poet of her generation”.

Veronica Volkov

Veronica Volkow lives in Mexico City and is a poet, and travel writer. She is also the great-granddaughter of co-leader of the Russian Revolution Leon Trotsky. She currently works as a professor and senior researcher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). She has a master's degree in comparative literature from Columbia University, a doctorate in comparative literature from UNAM, and a master's degree in Art History from UNAM. She received the Pellicer Prize for published work in 2004 and the José Revueltas Prize for Literary Essay in 2005. Her line of research is in hermeneutics of art and literature; as a teacher she specializes in poetry-painting relationships. She published a chronicle about daily life in apartheid South Africa, Diary of a Trip in 1988. As a poet her collections include: La Sibila de Cumas, 1974; Ink Coast, 1979; The beginning, 1983; Los caminos, 1989. Arcanos, 1996;  Gold of the Wind, 2003; and Arcana, United Kindom, Shearsman Books, 2009. Her poems have been widely anthologised and translated. Veronica will be reading her poems in both English translation and the original Spanish.


Over The Edge is inviting you to the July Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, July 9th, 6.30-8pm

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always particularly welcome. 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.

Monday, May 25, 2020

June Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom with Quincy Lehr, Maeve Galvin, & Matthew Caley



A special June ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ takes place on Zoom on Thursday, June 11th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Matthew Caley, Maeve Galvin, & Quincy Lehr. There will, as always at Over The Edge: Open Readings, be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars.

Quincy Lehr
Quincy R. Lehr says that he “is a butt-scratching imbecile with bad personal hygiene” but Kevin & Susan assure us that he exaggerates. Quincy’s most recent book is The Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar (2015). He lives in Los Angeles where he pisses off Bozos with his mild mannered comments on social media and teaches in a high school. Kevin Higgins’ Galway Advertiser review of The Dark Lord of the Tiki Bar can be read here https://www.advertiser.ie/Galway/article/83380/poet-who-uses-swear-words-immaculately

Originally from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Maeve Galvin has worked as an international development worker across the United Nations and non-profit organisations for a decade and has lived and worked in Ireland, Cambodia, Nigeria, Myanmar and the United States. The Saviours is her first novel.  Copies can be purchased here https://merdogbooks.com/product/the-saviours-a-novel/

Matthew Caley
Since his debut Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best 1st collection, Matthew Caley has published five more, the last three from Bloodaxe. He's recently taught poetry/creative writing at The University of Winchester, The School of English, St Andrews University, Scotland, and The Poetry School, London. He gave the StAnza 2020 lecture this March. He has read everywhere from Novi Sad, Serbia to The Globe Theatre, London; from Prague’s Alchemy to Wayne-Holloway Smith's living room. His latest and 6th collection is Trawlerman’s Turquoise [Bloodaxe, 2019].

Over The Edge is inviting you to the June Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, June 11th, 6.30-8pm

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549


As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always particularly welcome. 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.