Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Galway poets selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions readings

Four Galway poets, Neil McCarthy, Mary Madec, Aoife Casby & Susan Millar DuMars, have been selected for this year’s Poetry Ireland Introductions Readings. All four are closely associated with the popular Over The Edge poetry events.

Neil McCarthy, Mary Madec & Aoife Casby have all been Featured Readers at Over The Edge: Open Readings in Galway City Library, while Susan Millar DuMars is co-organiser of the reading series.

Over The Edge co-organiser, Kevin Higgins, said: “It is heartening to see the outstanding poetry scene, which exists in Galway at the moment, being recognised in this way by Poetry Ireland. Galway is awash with talented new poets right now. In years to come we may well look back on this as a kind of golden age for literary Galway. Not since Mary O’Malley, Moya Cannon, Eva Bourke & Rita Ann Higgins began publishing in the late Eighties/early Nineties have there been so many talented writers coming through at the same time.”