Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Trim Swift Festival - Poetry in the Parlour

Trim Swift Festival event, Poetry in the Parlour takes place on Saturday 12 July at 4pm in the Old Rectory on Loman Street, Trim. This is a two-and-a-half-hour session of poetry, with an Open Mic, with featured poet Kevin Higgins from Galway.

The parlour in The Old Rectory has been kindly made available by Martina Quinn. It has space for less than 40 people. Time is also limited, so the Open Mic readers will be the first 25 readers to arrive. The poetry of Jonathan Swift will also be featured during this session. If the weather suits, we will move from the parlour to the grounds of the Old Rectory.

Tea/coffee and biscuits served at the interval. Tickets: €5

Kevin Higgins’s poetry features in the generation-defining anthology Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets (Ed Roddy Lumsden, Bloodaxe, 2010) and one of his poems is included in the recent anthology The Hundred Years’ War: Modern War Poems (Edited by Neil Astley, Bloodaxe, April 2014). The Ghost In The Lobby (Salmon, Spring 2014) is Kevin’s fourth collection of poems.

More information including ticket details on the festival website.

1 comment:

Susan Lindsay said...

This should be a great event. Wish I could get along. There's an article I greatly enjoyed on Satire in general and the work of Kevin Higgins that attendees (or those like myself who can't get along) might be interetested in at http://georgiasam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/the-case-of-kevin-higgins-or-present.html>"