Saturday, May 21, 2011
The Poetry Divas in Trim
Our May Boyne Readings last Thursday evening featured The Poetry Divas, pictured above left to right Kate Dempsey, Triona Walsh and Barbara Smith. I hadn't seen them before and was impressed with their material and performance.
Lots of poems about the reality of having and rearing children and also a couple about calf and fruitfly (I think) castration which caused some uneasy shifting on chairs! Most of the poems were individual but they began and ended with joint readings where the poem was shared among the three. Well done divas!
At the Open Mic I read my two satires from the Trim Swift Festival Battle of the Books 2009 and 2010 as a reminder that we need to get working on our satire. We can't be the runners-up two years in a row.
Posted by Michael Farry at 11:25 AM