Friday, August 2, 2013

Fermoy Poetry Festival

Off to the Fermoy Poetry Festival. I was lucky enough to be the Ireland winner this year. The international winners are Rachel Davies, Erin Murphy and Ben Johnson.

There are a number of book launches during the festival. The Blue Max Review anthology will be launched on Friday 2 August in the Grand Hotel Fermoy.  This anthology will include poems from poets from all over the world including the prizewinning ones. Inclusion, an anthology of student poems from Ireland and America, will also be launched there..

Doghouse Books will launch their anthology Ten Years in the Doghouse on Sunday 4 August at 4.30pm at the Forge Bar and Restaurant.  The book contains poems from all of the poets published by Doghouse, include me, over the last ten years.

Gene Barry, the Chairman and founder of the Fermoy International Poetry, will see his own collection of poetry, Unfinished Business published by Doghouse, launched during the festival.

Among poets reading at the festival are, Dutch poets Tsead Bruinja and Jan Glas, MH Clay from Texas, Patrick Crotty from Fermoy, Kim Moore who lives in Cumbria, Bradley R. Strahan from New England, Gabriel Fitzmaurice from Kerry, John W. Sexton and Knute Skinner.

Some of the events may be broadcast live on the internet. More details, including the festival programme, on Gene Barry's Facebook page.

Looking forward to an enjoyable few days in county Cork!

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