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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

John Menaghan & John Walsh at Sheridan's

On Friday, May 5th, 9pm, there will be a poetry reading by American poet John Menaghan and Derry-born, Galway-based poet John Walsh at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, Galway.

John Menaghan was born in New Jersey to Irish-American parents. He teaches literature and creative writing at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, where he also serves as Director of both the Irish Studies and Summer in Ireland programs and runs the annual Irish Cultural Festival. His most recent collection of poems, ‘She Alone’ - a book-length poetic sequence, which traces the life of an imaginary woman from birth to death and beyond – is published by Salmon Poetry.

John Walsh was born in Derry. He lived in Germany for many years, but has now settled in Galway. He is an accomplished singer-songwriter, and MC and organiser of the hugely successful North Beach Nights poetry slam. His poems have been published in the Black Mountain Review, Flaming Arrows and Crannog magazine. His first collection of poems, ‘Between Morning and the Noon-Day Tide’, is forthcoming from Marram Press.

Brendan Murphy, who won the Cuirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam on Saturday has agreed to come along and read his winning poem during the half-time break.

All welcome. For further details phone 087-6431748.