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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering at The Kitchen @ The Museum-Christopher Locke, Enda Coyle Greene, Alan Jude Moore, Bernie Crawford, Kevin O’Shea & Marie Cadden

The Over The Edge March Writers’ Gathering presents readings by visiting and Galway poets. Christopher Locke, Enda Coyle Greene, Alan Jude Moore, Bernie Crawford, Kevin O’Shea & Marie Cadden will read their work at The Kitchen @ The Museum, Spanish Arch, Galway on Friday, March 14th, 8pm.

Christopher Locke was born in Laconia, New Hampshire in 1968. He is the author of the poetry collections How To Burn (Adastra Press, 1995), Slipping Under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press, 2002), Possessed (Editor’s Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Temple of Many Hands (Dead Drunk Dublin Press, 2010), End of American Magic (Salmon Poetry, 2010), Waiting For Grace & Other Poems (Turning Point, 2013) and the memoir Can I Say (Kattywompus Press, 2013). Billy Collins says Locke’s poetry will have you “helplessly engaged.”

Enda Coyle-Greene was born in Dublin where she still lives.  She has published widely in journals and anthologies in Ireland and elsewhere and is also a frequent contributor on RTE radio.  The manuscript of her first collection poems, Snow Negatives, won the Patrick Kavanagh award in 2006 and was published by the Dedalus Press the following year.  Her second collection, Map of the Last, also from Dedalus, was published in 2013.

Alan Jude Moore is the author of four collections of poetry: Black State Cars (Salmon Publishing, 2004), Lost Republics (Salmon Poetry, 2008), Strasbourg (Salmon Poetry, 2010) and Zinger (Salmon Poetry, 2013). Widely published in Ireland and abroad, he has read at venues around the world including The Troubadour Club (London), Riflessidiversi (Umbria, Italy), The Nabokov Museum (St. Petersburg), The Henry Miller Memorial Library (California) and the Istanbul International Poetry Festival (Turkey). He is co-editor of the online literary magazine The Burning Bush 2. He lives in Dublin. 

Bernie Crawford won the 2013 Galway Rape Crisis Centre Poetry competition, judged by Clare Daly TD and Kevin Higgins. Bernie is one of the editors of the Skylight 47 poetry paper, probably Ireland’s most interesting poetry publication.

Kevin O’Shea won the 2012 Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry. His first collection of poetry, The Art of Non-Fishing, was published by Doire Press in 2012. Kevin is one of the editors of Skylight 47

Marie Cadden won the 2011 Cúirt New Writing Prize for Poetry. Her satirical poem, ‘Mammogram’, is a contemporary classic. She is an editor of Skylight 47. 

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.