Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Marie Coveny and John Saunders Poetry Reading

Wednesday, 4th July at The Gutter Bookshop, Cow's Lane,Temple Bar, 6.30 pm.
Free admission.

Marie Coveny and John Saunders will be reading from their new publication 'Measuring' recently published by Dedalus Press.

Dedalus has decided to do its bit to revive that hugely useful (perhaps even crucial) 'introductory' volume tradition with the publication of the first in a new, annual series, Dedalus New Writers. Entitled Measuring: Dedalus New Writers 1, and featuring a selection of work by three very impressive up-and-coming poets, Marie Coveney from Cork, Clare McCotter from Derry and John Saunders from Offaly, this first in the series is both a statement of confidence in the wealth of new writing out there but also the beginning of a journey in which we hope to bridge the gap between individual magazine and book-length publication, though we also intend to draw attention to writers associated with other small presses, in the certain belief that good writing, wherever it comes from, deserves our support.

Marie Coveney's poem ‘Our Time’ won the American-Ireland Fund Single Poem Competition at the Listowel Literary Festival in 2008. Her work has been published in: Poetry Ireland Review, THE SHOp, The Stony Thursday Book and Southword Online. She performed at the 2010 West Cork Literary Festival in ‘The Next Generation Poets’ reading, and The Kinsale Arts Festival 2011. She was awarded special merit in The Dromineer Literary Festival 2010 and shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 2010. She was published in The Sunday Business Post, March 2011, having featured in BBC1 TV Spotlight program.She has also been shortlisted for The Listowel Collection Competition 2011 and The Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition 2011.

John Saunders’ first collection After the Accident was published in 2010 by Lapwing Press, Belfast. His poems have appeared in Revival, The Moth Magazine, Crannog, Prairie Schooner Literary Journal (Nebraska), Sharp Review, The Stony Thursday Book, Boyne Berries, Riposte and online in The Smoking Poet, Minus Nine Squared, The First Cut and The Weary Blues. John is the Director of Shine, a national voluntary mental health organisation. He lives in Co. Offaly.

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