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Monday, March 23, 2009

Poetry Reading by Olaf Tyaransen, Edward Lee & MA in Writing Poets at Sheridan’s Wine Bar

Olaf Tyaransen

Poetry by Olaf Tyaransen, Edward Lee and the poets of this year’s MA in Writing at NUI Galway at Sheridan’s Wine Bar, 14-16 Church Yard Street, Galway on Friday, May 8th, 8pm.

Olaf Tyaransen was born in Dublin in 1971, but spent his formative years in the west of Ireland. His poetry collection, The Consequences of Slaughtering Butterflies, was published by Salmon in 1992. He has since written an autobiography, The Story of O (2000) and two bestselling collections of journalism, Sex Lines (2002) and Palace of Wisdom (2004). Described by the Sunday Times as “the enfant terrible of Irish journalism,” Tyaransen hit the headlines in 1997 when he stood as a ‘Cannabis Legalisation’ candidate in the general election. A regular columnist with the Evening Herald, his journalism has also appeared in Rolling Stone, Mojo, Penthouse and The Sunday Independent. Tyaransen also holds the position of ‘Writer At Large’ with Hot Press and has written more than 50 cover stories for the magazine over the years – including notorious interviews with Allen Ginsberg, Nick Cave, Hugh Hefner, Larry Flynt, Bono, Dolly Parton, Will Self, Gerry Adams & Candace Bushnell.

Edward Lee is originally from Dublin, but now lives in Galway. His poems, short stories and photography have been published in a wide variety of prestigious magazines in Ireland, England, America and Canada. He is also a visual artist and has had several exhibitions in various venues in Dublin and Galway. He has just finished his first novel and looking for a publisher for it. This reading will mark the launch of Edward’s first poetry collection Playing PoohSticks On Ha'Penny Bridge.

The poets of this year’s MA in Writing at NUI Galway, Jonathan Farrar, Erin Buttner, Michael Halloran, Nicki Griffin, Cristina Galvin, Paige Morgan & Tristan Burke will be reading from their recently published anthology, Ink For Air.

Over The Edge is in support of Love Poetry Hate Racism 2009.

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

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