Monday, 16 November 2009

Paul Durcan Fans


Dermot Bolger will be in conversation with renowned Irish poet Paul Durcan in Deansgrange Library on Tuesday 17th November at 7.00pm.

Famous for his electrifying poetry readings, this autumn Paul Durcan marks four decades of writing with a magnificent collection, Life is a Dream: Forty Years of Reading Poetry, 1967-2007.

Admission is free but booking is essential Call (01) 285 0860

Presented by dlr Place and Identity Per Cent for Art Programme in association with dlr Libraries.

4 comments:

Titus said...

I saw him in Dumfries earlier this year and it was a dream of a poetry reading. Mesmerising indeed.

Beth. said...

I just love him. I would love him to come around here sometime.

P Nolan said...

Was at this last night. I'm not a huge Durcan fan - but Bolger is a good interviewer and it was interesting to hear him drawn out a little about his work. Durcan read The Hat Factory and a few others. Told some stories about Michael Hartnett. Described Ulysses as 'the greatest book of poetry'. In response to an audience question on the editing process, he recommended Stallworthy's 'Between The Lines' book on Yeats as a good read on turning 'dross into gold'.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks PJ. Not sure what he means about dross into gold...