Tomorrow, Saturday, Seven Towers are holding a 'Dublin Can Be Heaven' poetry reading , featuring readings from Seven Towers writers and me!
Saturday, June 18, 2011 At 03:00 PM for 1 Hour at the Twister Pepper Cafe and Bookmart, Middle Abbey St., Dublin.
Readers are Noel Duffy, Michael Farry, Pauline Fayne and Anne Tannam
Noel Duffy was born in Dublin in 1971 and studied Experimental Physics at Trinity College, Dublin, before turning his hand to writing. He co-edited (with Theo Dorgan) Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry (Poetry Ireland, 1999) and was the winner in 2003 of the START Chapbook Prize for Poetry for his collection, The Silence After.
Michael Farry is a historian (at the moment) who has written poetry (and will again) and will probably read from his saunter-through-Dublin history-of-dentistry poem To The Centre and Back which among other wonderful lines has the following;
Most of the fifty thousand who fell at Waterloo
were healthy. Their teeth were brought to Britain
and made into dentures for the affluent classes.
Anne Tannam was born in 1966 in Dublin, got a diploma in life coaching, learned to stop for a while and figure out how she wanted to live. Began writing. Continued to juggle but less frantically. Kept writing, loved writing, wrote a book. Has just published her first poetry collection Take This Life.
Pauline Fayne was born in 1954 and lives in Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Her first collection Journey was published in 1979 by Sheveck Press. Two other collections have been published since and her fourth collection Mowing in the Dark will be published by Stonebridge in 2010. Pauline’s work has been included in several anthologies and has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4.