Monday, June 13, 2011

Italian Poets in Trim

Our June Boyne Readings and Open Mic promises to be special. As part of their a national tour to promote the book Poethree-New Italian Voices (Thauma Edizioni, 2011) which is an Italian/English anthology. Three Italian poets will read from the anthology as will the Irish poet/translator Dave Lordan.

Dave Lordan's latest collection is Invitation to a Sacrifice (Salmon Poetry, 2010) which was called by The Irish Times 'an act of cultural resistance, as brilliant on the page as it must surely be in performance'. Eigse Riada theatre company produced his first play, Jo Bangles, at the Mill Theatre, Dundrum in 2010 and his first collection of short stories ‘Out of My Head’ is due out from Salmon Publishing in Summer 2012.

The three Italian poets are Luca Artioli (above) who was born in Mantova in 1976 and still lives there, Fabio Barcellandi who was born in Brescia in 1968 and Andrea Garbin who lives and works in the province of Mantova.

The Reading takes place in the Knightsbridge Home Coffee Shop at 8pm on Thursday 23 June. An Open Mic follows the Reading so we have a chance to showcase the work of local poets. This should be great night and a good was to finish off the second season of Boyne Readings before the summer break.

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