Thursday 2nd May 2019 is Ireland Poetry Day. This year’s theme is Truth or Dare. There are a host of poetry related events on throughout the day all over the country: see Poetry Ireland for more details.
If you live in the Dublin area you might be interested in attending one or both of these events I’m delighted to be involved in this year.
The first is a reading and discussion event in Ballyroan Library at 11am. Myself and poet and novelist, Nessa O’Mahony will be reading from our latest poetry books and discussing approaches to poetry and themes in our work. The event will run for one hour and is free to everyone. You can register via Eventbrite here. It should be a relaxed and informal reading with an opportunity to ask questions.
Later that night at 7pm I’ll be reading at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Great Denmark Street. Along with a number of other poets I was asked to respond to the current exhibition “An Altered Land” by artist, David Fox. I’ll be reading my response poem, “Evidence of Emotion” on the night and I look forward to hearing the work of the other poets too. I called into the gallery to view the exhibition last week and I thoroughly recommend it to all. You can find out more about David’s work here.
I look forward to seeing some of you at one or both of these events! Happy poetry day!