Sunday, May 13, 2007

Bruce Barnes at North Beach Poetry Nights

North Beach Poetry Nights BK's Winebar, Thursday, May 24th at 9pm

Special Guest: BRUCE BARNES Visiting UK Poet from Bradford

+ Micéal Kearney (Cúirt Grand Slam Winner '07)

+ Gary King + Katie Lawless (Joint Second Place at Cúirt Grand Slam 07)

+ Open Mic

Bruce Barnes was born in 1948, a Cockney. He has worked as a smallholder, a law lecturer, a legal advice worker, and currently in a mental health advocacy project, which includes supporting service user writing groups in hospital and community settings. In Bradford, he is a member of the Interchange performance poetry troupe, co-ordinates Bradford Poetry workshop, and organizes poetry events. His poems have appeared in many magazines including Braquemard, Poetry Wales, the Bound Spiral, Poetry London Newsletter, Poems on the Buses 1995, 1996, 1997, Krax, Pennine Platform, Island, Manifold. He has read and performed his poetry throughout Britain, and in Canada and the States. He has published two collections of poetry: 'the lovelife of the absent-minded' ( Newbury:Phoenix Press 1993) 'Somewhere Else' (Bradford:Utistugu Press 2003)

P.S. Next month's guests are: Michael O'Loughlin, Galway Writer in Residence and Galway's singer-songwriter, folk-poet: Johnny Duhan