Monday, January 12, 2009

White House Wednesday

No, I'm not getting all political and having a chat about the forthcoming Obama inauguration. Just a quick note that while everything else seems to have died down culturally speaking in the mid-West (hopefully, this is just the annual lean January entertainment syndrome that has been doing the rounds for years), the White House Poets are soldiering on with their weekly dollop of poetry.

This Wednesday, they feature a Tipp-man, Patrick Moran, so you know it's gonna be good.

Here's the blurb
PATRICK MORAN was born in Templetuohy, County Tipperary, where he still
lives. He works as a post-primary teacher. His poems have been widely published
in the leading poetry outlets. He has won the Gerard Manley Hopkins poetry
prize; he has also been a prizewinner at Listowel Writers’ Week and the 2008
Eist Poetry Competition. In 1990, he was shortlisted for the Hennessy/ Sunday
Tribune poetry award. His work is featured in anthologies, including the
inaugural Forward anthology, The Stony Thursday Book and The Best of Irish
Poetry 2007. His first collection, THE STUBBLE FIELDS, was published by Dedalus
Press in 2001. He will read from his second collection, Green, which was
recently published.

Also, they have a podcast running now. Fancy that!

3 comments:

Aoife B said...

My dad sometimes reads there...seems like a cool place!

Ciarán Ryan said...

Wow, I didn't know your dad was a poet. you must let me know when he is in Limerick again!

Aoife B said...

He's only been doing it properly (like doing readings and stuff) for the last year or two, but he seems to be doing well!
I'll let you know next time he's up. :)