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Sunday, May 27, 2012

North Beach Poetry Nights with Afric McGlinchey & Paul Casey

Afric McGlinchey

North Beach Poetry Nights with Salmon poets Afric McGlinchey and Paul Casey. Monday 18th June in The Crane Bar, Sea Road, Galway at the very
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Afric McGlinchey’s début collection is The Lucky Star of Hidden Things, published by Salmon Poetry in May 2012. Afric was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and has been commended in several poetry prizes, including the Magma poetry award (2012) and the Dromineer poetry award (2011). She won the Hennessy Emerging Poetry Award in 2011. Afric lives in West Cork.

Cork poet Paul Casey has lived over thirty years abroad, working in multimedia, teaching and film. He taught screenwriting at the Nelson Mandela University, and convened the greater Port Elizabeth Poetry Competition in three languages. His poems are published widely in journals and anthologies. His chapbook It’s Not all Bad (Heaventree) was published in 2009.  In October 2010 his poetry-film The Lammas Hireling, after the poem by Ian Duhig, premiered in Berlin. His debut collection Home More or Less was published by Salmon Poetry in May 2012. He is the founder and organiser of the Ó Bhéal reading series in Cork city.

Poets wishing to enter the Slam on the night need 2 max. three minutes poems.

The prize for the winner is a bottle of wine and entry to the North Beach Grand Slam in December.

Door: 5/3 Euro

Info: 091/593290

North Beach Poetry Nights is happy to acknowledge the continuing support of
Galway City Council.