There's also an expanding fringe festival which includes readings in shops, pubs and other outreach venues. I will be reading at the closing event, an open mic - more details to come.
Timetable and brochure here
Here are my choices of highlights of Poetry Now, curated by the poet, Paul Perry this year.
Friday 7th September 8:30pm
at Maritime Museum
James Fenton will be reading with Moya Cannon
Saturday 8th September 1pm
The Irish Times Poetry Now Award
Assembly Rooms, County Hall
The shortlist for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2012 is:
- Moya Cannon – Hands – Carcanet Press
- Michael Longley – A Hundred Doors – Cape Poetry
- John Montague – Speech Lessons – Gallery Press
- Bernard O’Donoghue – Farmers Cross – Faber and Faber
- Macdara Woods – The Cotard Dimension – Dedalus Press
Mark Doty and Paula Meehan
Sunday 9th September 2pm
Tomas Transtromer Tribute and celebratory panel discussion for the most recent Nobel prize winner for poetry.
This Year’s nominees are:
- Ailbhe Darcy, Imaginary Menagerie, Bloodaxe Books
- Noel Duffy, In the Library of Lost Objects, Ward Wood
- Eoghan Walls, The Salt Harvest, Seren
- Nerys Williams, Sound Archive, Seren