Limerick born poet Tim Cunningham turns 80 on June 21st and a special reading has been arranged for his birthday by the Limerick Writers’ Centre, the reading will take place at The People’s Museum of Limerick, 2 Pery Square and kick off is 7.30pm. Reading alongside Tim will be long-time friend and poet John Liddy and US poet Thomas Lynch.
Tim Cunningham was born in Limerick and educated at C.B.S., Limerick, and Birkbeck College, London. He has worked, mainly in education, in Dublin, Trowbridge, London, Delaware and Essex. Recently returned to Ireland, he now lives in Westport, County Mayo.
Revival Press, the poetry imprint of the Limerick Writers’ Centre, has published five collections of poetry by Tim, the latest being Passports in 2021. In this special celebratory reading he is looking forward to meeting old and new friends from Limerick. Still active writing every day, his inspiration he says comes from Limerick, its people and landscape. Reading alongside Tim on the evening will be American poet and undertaker Thomas Lynch and Limerick poet John Liddy.
Thomas Lynch is the author of five collections of poems and four books of essays. A book of stories, Apparition & Late Fictions, published in 2010 to critical acclaim. His latest collection Bone Rosary (2021) contains thought-provoking poems on life, faith, doubt, and death that read like memoir, essay, and story.
John Liddy is no stranger to reading in Limerick. Living in the Spanish capital Madrid for the past 30 years he regularly spends his summers in Limerick. His latest collect Arias of Consolation (2021) was published by Revival Press.
The reading is free to attend. Details: www.facebook.com/limerickwriterscentre or www.limerickwriterscentre.com