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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sheridan's Wine Bar, October 17th: Poets from Dublin, Limerick, Galway & South Carolina

South Carolina poet, Paul Allen

Over The Edge presents a reading by poets Paul Allen, Enda Coyle Green, Mags Treanor, Tim Cunningham & Mary Dempsey at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, October 17th, 8pm.

Paul Allen teaches poetry and writing song lyrics at The College of Charleston, in Charleston, SC, USA, where he is Professor of English. He has received the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry twice. His CD, The Man with the Hardest Belly: Poems and Songs, has sold out but is available for download through and Napster. Paul recently read at The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. His most recent poetry collection, Ground Forces, is just published by Salmon Poetry.

Enda Coyle Green lives in County Dublin. Widely published in magazines and anthologies, her work has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and Lyric FM. Her prizes for poetry include a Hennessy Award nomination in 2002. Her first collection, Snow Negatives, received the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2006; the judges citation said that Enda’s work is “strong, sure and totally trustworthy.” Snow Negatives was published by Dedalus Press in 2007.

Mags Treanor is a fiction writer and poet, based in Galway. Her work has been published in numerous anthologies and broadcast on RTE radio. Her first collection of short stories and poetry was published by Maverick Press in 2007. This year Mags was selected for the Poetry Ireland Introduction series and also took second place in the Cúirt Festival Poetry Grand Slam. Mags has performed at the Electric Picnic and read her work at the London Irish Centre. She recently completed an M.A. in Creative Writing & New Media with the deMontfort University of Leicester.

Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick in 1942 and lives in Billericay, Essex. His first collection, Don Marcelino’s Daughter, was published by Peterloo Poets in 2001. His second collection Unequal Thirds was published in 2006, again by Peterloo. His new book, Kyrie, is just published by Revival Press - the imprint of the White House Poets. Kyrie, is firmly rooted in nineteen fifties’ Ireland, a place and time when religion permeated every aspect of life. His is not quite the Limerick of Angela’s Ashes but nevertheless Tim Cunningham has continued on where Frank Mc Court left off but this time in poetry and verse.

Mary Dempsey has been short listed for the Anna Livia Fm Poetry Prize and The Salmon Poetry Prize. Her poems has been published in the Cork Literary Review and received a recommendation in their poetry competition, from judge Bernard O' Donoghue. Her work has appeared widely in magazines such as Ropes, Women Studies Review NUIG Galway & Crannóg. She has given readings and writing workshops in Parma and Lorient. Mary’s audio narrative, What Happened, was selected for The Arts Council Touring Experiment in 2007. Her film work has been shown at the Galway Fleadh, as well as on TG4 and RTE. Mary has attended Kevin Higgins’ advanced poetry workshop at Galway Arts Centre

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

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