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Saturday, August 21, 2021

August Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom with Barbara Rockman, Siobhan Potter, & Hannah Ward

The first ‘Over The Edge: Open Reading’ after the summer break takes place on Zoom on Thursday, August 26th  at the usual Over The Edge time 6.30-8.00pm (local Galway time). The Featured Readers are Hannah Ward, Siobhan Potter, & Barbara Rockman. There will, as always at Over The Edge: Open Readings, be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic. Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar  DuMars.                                   

Hannah Ward is from Roscommon and grew up in a family ran petrol station which closed in 2018. Hannah is currently a student in NUIG studying creative writing and working towards a bachelor’s degree in English and philosophy. Hannah would like to follow in the grand Irish tradition of speaking in great descriptive volumes, with a lot of heart and conviction, and never really making a point. Her poetry has been published in the Vox Galvia creative writing page in The Galway Advertiser.

Siobhan Potter works as a verbal artist. Her practice, centred in relationship, explores the capacity of oral epic poetic form to midwife experience. Siobhan is the curator of ‘not the time to be silent’, an Arts response to social distancing and is a current recipient of an Arts Council of Ireland Literature project award. Siobhan’s poetry has been published in oral and print form.

Barbara Rockman is author of Sting and Nest, Poems, winner of the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award. Her 2019 poetry collection, to cleave | University of New Mexico Press received the National Press Women Prize and was a finalist for the International Book Award and the New Mexico Book Award. Barbara has been a recipient of the Baskerville Poetry Prize, New Mexico Discovery Award, and The MacGuffin Prize; her Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated poems appear in,Thrush, Nimrod and Verse Daily. Barbara teaches poetry at Santa Fe Community College, Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, and in community workshops.She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Find her at

Over The Edge is inviting you to the August Over The Edge: Open Reading on Zoom. Thursday, August 26th, 6.30-8pm

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at

Meeting ID: 738 901 3549

As usual there will be an open-mic after the Featured Readers have finished. New readers are always particularly welcome. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars. For further details phone 087-6431748.

Over The Edge acknowledges the ongoing generous financial support of Galway City Council, Poetry Ireland & The Arts Council.