Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Irish Poets at The Writer's Center

We recently received an email asking if we'd like to host a reading by three visiting Irish poets, and fortunately we were able to schedule the event.  They'll be reading here at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8.  There's no admission charge, and all are welcome. The reading will be followed by a wine reception courtesy of the Embassy of Ireland, Washington DC.

The Writer's Center welcomes visiting Irish poets Siobhan Campbell, Anne-Marie Fyfe, and Iggy McGovern.  Monday, 8 Apr, 2013 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM at The Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, Maryland. Email us at post.master@writer.org or call 301-654-8664 for directions.

Siobhan Campbell is known for her quirky take on contemporary Ireland and on the limping Celtic Tiger. As well as writing poetry, she works with veterans of the forces in the US and the UK and edited Courage and Strength, Stories and Poems by Combat Stress Veterans  (2012). Her most recent poetry collections are Cross-Talk, That Water Speaks in Tongues and The Cold that Burns. She has published in Poetry, The Southern Review, Crab Orchard Review, Magma, Poetry Ireland, The Irish Times, Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets and other journals and anthologies. Awards include prizes in the National poetry competition, Troubadour and Wigtown International poetry prize and Templar Chapbook prize. Siobhan writes accessible, wry and sometimes satirical verse,

Iggy McGovern lives in Dublin where he is Associate Professor of Physics at Trinity College. His poetry has been widely published in anthologies and journals in Ireland and abroad, as well as in the popular ‘Poetry in Motion’ series on trains in the Dublin suburban rail system (DART). He is author of two collections of poetry, The King of Suburbia, and Safe House. He also edited the anthology 2012: Twenty Irish Poets Respond to Science in Twelve Lines, published by Dedalus Press in association with Quaternia Press, and co-edited (with Jean-Patrick Connerade) Science Meets Poetry 3, published by Euroscience. Well-known for his witty, playful, but emotionally engaged poems, McGovern is the recipient of the McCrae Literary Award and the Hennessy Literary Award for poetry.

Anne-Marie Fyfe: poet, creative-writing teacher, and former Chair of the Poetry Society, (2006-2009), lives in West London. She has published four volumes of poetry, including Understudies: New and Selected Poems (Seren Books, 2010) and has won several awards including the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition with her poem CuraƧao Dusk. Anne-Marie has been organiser of Coffee-House Poetry in London for 14 years and is co-founder and organizer of the John Hewitt Spring Festival on the Antrim Coast. She has edited anthologies, has guest-edited and written for poetry magazines, and has worked with writers’ groups, schools, hospitals, libraries and prisons. Anne-Marie is a mesmerizing reader of her wonderfully musical lyric poetry.

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