Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Four Salmon poets to read at Sheridan's Wine Bar

Over The Edge in association with Poetry Ireland presents a reading by Mark Granier, Lorna Shaughnessy, Dave Lordan & Susan Millar DuMars at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, May 11th, 8pm.

Mark Granier lives in Dublin. His first collection, Airborne, was published by Salmon poetry in 2001. He was awarded an Arts Council Bursary in 2002 and won the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize in 2004. His second collection, The Sky Road, will be published this month by Salmon.

Lorna Shaughnessy was born in Belfast, but has lived in Galway for many years, where she lectures in the Spanish Department. Her poems have been widely published in magazines. She read at the 2006 Cuirt Festival/Over The Edge showcase. Her first collection, Torching The Brown River, will be published next year by Salmon.

Dave Lordan is originally from Cork but now lives in Dublin. He won the 2005 Patrick Kavanagh Award for Poetry. 'Indiscipline' a joint collection of work by Dave and Tuam-based poet, Elaine Feeney, was recently published by Maverick Press. He is a hugely charismatic reader of his work. His first full collection, The Boy In The Ring, will be published next month by Salmon.

Susan Millar DuMars is an American writer who has lived in Galway for several years. Her short-story collection, American Girls, was published by Lapwing in April. Her first full collection of poems, The Wellspring Wife, will be published next year by Salmon.

There will also be a special guest appearance by Miceál Kearney, winner of the 2007 Cuirt Poetry Grand Slam.

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.