The 'On The Nail' Reading @ The Locke Bar, Limerick on tomorrow Thursday 5th May 2011 at 8.00pm will include the launch of issue 19 of their Revival Literary Journal.
I have a poem, Frank Miller, in this issue. This is one of my High Noon poems. Frank Miller is the outlaw who is arriving on the noon train so we don't see him until near the end. In my poem he represents each of those annoying people who seem to haunt our lives.
The guest readers this month are Patrica Byrne and Mae Leonard. Patricia Byrne's poetry collection Unstable Time was published in 2009.
Her nonfiction book The Friar & the Felon will be published by Collins Press in spring 2012. The book tells the story of the Achill Island atrocity of 1894 involving the infamous James Lynchehaun, who was one of the influences on John Millington Synge in writing The Playboy of the Western World. Patricia blogs here.
Mae Leonard is originally from Limerick now living in Co. Kildare: Writer, Writer in Schools/Libraries, Poet and Broadcaster. Winner of several short story and poetry literary awards including Scottish International, Francis MacManus, Belmont Prize etc. Her new Poetry collection with Doghouse, I Shouldn't be Telling you This, will be launched on the night by Frank Prendergast.
A magazine launch, a poetry book launch, two featured readers and an open mic. Seems like it will be a great night. Hope to make it. Today it's the Twisted Pepper.