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Make Poetry History

category laois | arts and media | event notice author Wednesday April 26, 2006 14:46author by Mark Cauthor address CBS Tower Hill, Portlaoise Report this post to the editors

Portlaoise Gets Ready To "Make Poetry History"

On Tuesday, May 2nd, at 8:30 pm, Kavanagh's pub in Portlaoise will hold what is believed to be the town's first night of a live performance of poetry; what makes this night unique is that all poems being performed are unpublished and have not been read to an audience before.

By doing this, the poets in question intend to be making history regarding poetry in the Portlaoise area not making history of poetry, as the title of the night might suggest.

Reading on the night will be Mark Conroy an English teacher at CBS Tower Hill, David Walshe a Leaving Cert. student at CBS Tower Hill, and Dr Derek Coyle a lecturer in English Literature and Irish Studies at St Patrick's college in Carlow.

Topics that will be covered by the poets will include the war on terror, the idea and purpose of education, issues of identity, and questions of authority, amongst others.

The night is open to all members of the public (and private); and of course, Admission is FREE.

author by Chris Murray - the unmanageablespublication date Wed Apr 26, 2006 21:37author email dotliath at gmail dot comauthor address author phone Report this post to the editors

Is there a female of the womanly persuasion on that list?

or do we not engage fully with these issues. print the full list and then I suggest you invite a woman to recite.
Thank you. Chris

author by Mark Cpublication date Tue May 02, 2006 14:34author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Sorry if any females are offended but the list of readers as published is the list that will be reading.

The night is a very small gig, organised by myself (although it wasn't very hard to do: just asked the bar owner if we could have his upstairs room on a quite night so that myself, one of my students (it's an all boys school: perhaps you could complain to the Board or Management about that), and also my post-graduate supervisor to read some poems to what will no doubt be a small audience).

If a future night is booked I, and I am sure David and Derek, have no problems with females poets reading.

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