The Poetry Circle, an occasional reading series run by the Limerick writers’ Centre, are delighted to be taking part in this years programme of events for April is Poetry Month in Limerick.
Tonight we introduce 3 poets each with a distinctive voice and style of presentation – Michael Durack, Emily Cullen and Eoin Devereux.
Sexton’s Bar, Henry St., Limerick 7.00pm
Michael Durack was born on a farm near Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. His work has been published in journals such as The Blue Nib, Skylight 47, The Cafe Review, The Stony Thursday Book and Poetry Ireland Review as well as airing on local and national radio. With his brother, Austin, he collaborates on a programme of poetry and guitar music, and they have produced two albums, The Secret Chord and Going Gone. His memoir in prose and poems, Saved to Memory: Lost to View (LWC) was issued in 2016, and in September 2017 his first poetry collection, Where It Began, was published by Revival Press. His second collection, also by Revival Press, Flipsides was published in 2019. Michael now lives in Ballina, Co. Tipperary.
EMILY CULLEN is a Galway-based writer, scholar, curator and harper, originally from Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. She is the Meskell UL-Fifty Poet in Residence. She has published three collections of poetry: Conditional Perfect (Doire Press, 2019), In Between Angels and Animals (Arlen House, 2013) and No Vague Utopia (Ainnir Publishing, 2003). Conditional Perfect was included in The Irish Times round-up of “the best new poetry of 2019.”
She also frequently publishes essays on Irish music and cultural history and she is also a qualified teacher of the harp and has performed throughout Europe, Australia and the United States.
Eoin Devereux is a writer and poet. He has published poetry and short fiction in numerous journals and anthologies. His poem ‘The Bodhi’ Tree was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2018. His work has been broadcast by the Poetry Programme RTE and by Sunday Miscellany. ‘The Bullfield’ was featured in the Poetry Ireland ‘Words Lightly Spoken’ Podcast Series. Eoin recently wrote the introduction to John Liddy’s Arias of Consolation. As part of Poetry Month 2022, he curated the Limerick Poetry Broadsheet April Is The Cruellest Month. Eoin delivers the Creative Writers In The Community module as part of our MA in Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. He co-scripts and co-performs a monthly radio programme – The Cedarwood Chronicles – on the U2 Radio Station U2X Radio on the Sirius Platform in the USA/Canada. He has also written the sleeve-notes for the reissued versions of The Cranberries albums ‘Everybody Else…”, “No Need To Argue”, “Remembering Dolores” for Universal Music (London).