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Friday, March 02, 2007

Poets from Belfast & Buenos Aires

Over The Edge in association with
Poetry Ireland presents
Moyra Donaldson,
Martin Mooney,
John Walsh
& Leonor Silvestri
at Sheridan’s Wine Bar,
14-16 Church Yard Street,
on Friday, March 9th, 8pm.

Moyra Donaldson was born in Newtownards and educated at Queen’s University. Three collections of her poems have been published by Lagan Press, Snakeskin Stilettos (1998), Breaking the Ice (2001) and The Horse’s Nest (2006). Snakeskin Stilettos was reprinted in 2002 by CavanKerry Press, New Jersey, and shortlisted for the ForeWord Book of the Year Award.

Martin Mooney lives in Co. Antrim. He has published three acclaimed collections of poetry: Grub, winner of the 1994 Brendan Behan Memorial Award (Blackstaff 1993, reissued in the USA by Cavankerry in 2002), Rasputin and his children (Blackwater 2000, reissued by Lagan in 2003), and Blue Lamp Disco (Lagan 2004).

John Walsh is originally from Derry, but has lived in Galway for some years now. His first collection of poems, Johnny Tell Them, was published by Guildhall Press in December. He is the organiser of the popular North Beach Poetry Nights.

Leonor Silvestri is an Argentinian poet currently living in Galway. Her poems have been widely published in her native land. She is currently editing an anthology of Argentinian poetry for Dedalus Press and an anthology in translation of Irish Women Poets for distribution in Argentina.

There is no entrance fee. All welcome. For further information contact 087-6431748.

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