Monday, September 10, 2012

Salmon Poetry with An Evening of Poetry

Salmon Poetry
An Evening of Poetry

on Thursday 13th September 2012
at 7pm

Admission Free


Thomas Lynch's  5th poetry collection 'The Sin-eater: A Breviary' was published by Salmon Poetry in June, 2012. His collection of essays, 'The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade', won the Heartland Prize for non-fiction, the American Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. His second collection of essays, 'Bodies in Motion and at Rest', won the Great Lakes Book Award. Lynch's work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Paris Review, Harper's, Esquire, Newsweek, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Irish Times, and The Times. He has been broadcast by BBC Radio, RTÉ and NPR, and is the subject of two documentary films; 'Learning Gravity', broadcast by the BBC and RTÉ, and the Emmy Award (2008) winning 'The Undertaking' (PBS).

Michael Heffernan's  'The Breaking of the Day' is his fourth poetry collection with Salmon Poetry.  His other books include 'The Man at Home '(University of Arkansas Press, 1988); Love's Answer (which won the Iowa Poetry Prize in 1994) and 'The Night Breeze Off the Ocean' (Eastern Washington University Press, 2005). His work has earned three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (US), two Pushcart Prizes, and the Porter Prize for Literary Excellence. He teaches poetry in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of Arkansas.

Ilsa Thielan's  first poetry collection 'Night Horses' was published by Salmon Poetry in June, 2012.  After studying literature and arts in Germany Ilsa made her home in Ireland. She joined the North Clare Writers Workshop and her poems and stories appeared in their annual anthology. Her work was published in Stet, in "Women's Work", The Burren Meithal, Revival, with the North Clare Three Legged Stool Poets and in Dogs Singing: A Tribute Anthology (Salmon, 2010). She read at Cúirt, the Ennis Bookclub Festival, Glór Music Centre and in the Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon. Her poetry and stories are borne out of her experience and observations in life, the natural environment of her Burren home, her travels, her relationship with people she meets, her love for animals and time she spent in the Sahara, in the deserts of Arizona and New Mexico and in the wilderness of Northern Canada. She is also a visual artist working with photography and tapestry.

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