Tuesday, June 16, 2009

GALWAY: The North Beach Poetry Nights' June 2009 Slam

Monday, June 22nd, 2009, 9pm, 5/3 Euros
The Crane Bar,
Sea Road,

The North Beach Poetry Nights' June 2009 Slam, with guest poet Pete Mullineaux

Galway poet Pete Mullineaux has played from Cuirt to Glastonbury, Greenham Common to Trafalgar Square, alongside such luminaries as Salman Rushdie, Melvin Bragg and the Pogues. His first poem Harvest Festival was published in Macmillan's anthology Poetry and Song, when he was aged 13. Pete grew up in Bristol but in the late 70's, early 80's deserted to London to join the punk rock band The Resisters. Music, drama and poetry have been the driving forces of Pete's life ever since. He even managed to fit in a first class honours in drama from Middlesex University along the way!

His collection A Father's Day (Salmon Poetry, 2008) has been described by various reviewers as 'tender and lyrical', 'gorgeously resonant' and 'grimly funny' and drawn comparisons with Brian Patten and John Cooper-Clarke.

Guest MC is Miceal Kearney. Poets wishing to take part in the two-round slam please bring along two three-minute poems, preferrably memorized. The winner of each month's Slam goes forward to the 2009 North Beach Poetry Nights' Grand Slam in December 2009. The prize for the Grand Slam winner is publication of a collection of her/his work.

Info: john walsh @ 091-593290

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