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    Revival Press - Limerick - Ireland

     
    Welcome to the website of Revival Press.  Based in Limerick, Ireland, Revival Press is a non profit press that publishes a quarterly chapbook called Revival.  We also published an anthology of poetry called Microphone On and some first edition copies are still available.
     
    Revival Press announce the launch of two new publications this month.
    1) My Stolen City by George Harding
         Launched at The Triskel Art Centre, Fri 20th May at 8.00pm
     
     To Purchase on-line go to end of page. €12.00 each plus €2.00 P&P (Use Option 3 on order form)
     
    2) The Tailor and Ansty Poems by Donal O'Flynn
         Launched at The School House Theatre, Charleville Fri 27th May 8.00pm
    Further details Dominic Taylor 087 2996409
     
     
     To Purchase on-line go to end of page. €12.00 each plus €2.00 P&P (Use Option 3 on order form)
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    Launch of Poems In Profile by Brian Blaney (Brian J. Slattery)

    Tues. 15th March at The Loft Venue, The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick

    at 8.00pm.

    Launch by Revival Literary Journal editor Teri Murray.

     

    Revival Press (2011) ISBN 978-0-9562810-1-2 Price €15.00

    www.revivalpress.com

     BUY ON-LINE Using PayPal (see end of page for link, use option 4).

     

    Brian J. Slattery, who writes under the pseudonym of Brian Blaney, is a regular reader at the White House Open-Mic, and the  ‘On The Nail’ reading at the Locke Bar.  A former member of Limerick Writer’s Group (LWG) in the early ‘90’s, his work has been published in Revival, Microphone On, Two Rivers Meet, The Limerick Leader and has been read at various Open-Mic venues, and poetry readings, including Listowel Writer’s Week. A special reading (by Mike Finn) of ‘Manhattan Skyline’ was performed at a commemoration in The Augustinian Church, Limerick, to mark the tragedy of September 11. Drawing on his wide work experience (artist/designer, industrial worker, firefighter and writer, his poetry explores issues with a keen eye, for social injustice. Although not afraid to tackle international issues (‘Benign Neglect’), (Solzhenitsyn’s Sword), as a native of Limerick (Thomondgate), his love, and concern, for his native City is evidenced by poems such as ‘By The River ‘, and ‘Statute Instrument...’, the latter laying bare the socio-political backdrop to the long-promised regeneration of disadvantaged areas. The almost forgotten reasons for peace in Northern Ireland (‘Chasm of Darkness’) and the horrors of Institutional Child Abuse (‘The Wise Men Have Gone to the Hills Again’), highlight an acute awareness of power struggles and suffering within society at large.

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    This is Brian’s first collection and is published by Revival Press. It will be launched by Teri Murray in The Loft Venue at The Locke Bar, Limerick at 8.00pm Tuesday 15th March. All are welcome.

    Further information contact:  Dominic Taylor at revivalpress@eircom.net  Tel 087 2996409

     

    Probably the nearest thing we have got at present to the Bard of Thomond, Michael Hogan

                                                                Eugene Phelan, Limerick Leader

     

    ... the themes of his poems reflect his varied and wide-ranging interest in the world around him. This, he celebrates with vivid, and sometimes, startling, imagery. 

    Teri Murray, Editor of Revival,

     

                       ALSO FROM REVIVAL PRESS.

     
     
    Six new poets. Six very different voices. Each one with a different sense of poetry, place and language.  This exciting volume brings together the poetry of Bridget Wallace, Joe Healy, Louis Mulcahy, Evelyn Casey, Sheila Fitzpatrick O’Donnell and John Pinschmidt – poets from diverse backgrounds but all living and writing in Limerick city or county. It’s fresh, exciting, diverse and powerful.    REVIVAL PRESS In association with THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE is pleased to announce the launch of 

    SEXTET - A Revival Poetry Anthology at The Locke Bar, Georges Quay, Limerick Tues 14th Dec 8.00pm

    SEXTET, is available to buy online and from all usual outlets priced €15.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-0-09554722-9-9

    For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: revivalpress@eircom.net
    For trade orders or to request a copy for review, please email revivalpress@eircom.net

                         
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    REVIVAL PRESS In association with THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE is pleased to announce the launch of

    Gleanings by John Liddy

    Gleanings is the seventh collection from poet John Liddy. The birthplace may be Cork but the soul of this poet is a Limerick soul, Limerick bred, coddled and exiled. John Liddy in his exile, his performances and his editorial work, maintains an honoured and distinctive Limerick tradition of cosmopolitan homeliness and distant yearning. He is the inheritor of that tendency to be elsewhere; to be in Rome like Desmond O’Grady or in New York like Frank McCourt. Each note he sings in these poems, each interjection he offers, is saturated with a native centredness, with a possessive sense of exile.

     

    Revival Press Managing Editor Dominic Taylor said: “We are delighted to publish Gleanings John Liddy’s seventh poetry collection. There are never more than a handful of truly good poets around at a given time. For me, John Liddy is one of those.  His work has consistently reached the parts other poets have tried for and failed; his poetry explores the self and ones ever evolving relationship with the world in which we live”.

     


    Author John Liddy spoke of her new collection.
    “ I am delighted that Revival Press decided to publish my new collection. Gleanings, is a collections of poems that where my true biographical details are revealed and the best clues  as to why I write and what I write about.”

     

    Gleanings by John Liddy, is available online  and from all usual outlets priced €12.00 paperback.

     
    For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: revivalpress@eircom.net
    For trade orders or to request a copy for review, please email revivalpress@eircom.net

     

                                                                                   

                                        REVIVAL PRESS

                                                                            In association with

    THE LIMERICK WRITERS’ CENTRE

    is pleased to announce the launch of

    Where The Dagda Dances: New and Selected Poems

    by
    Teri Murray

    In The Locke Bar (upstairs) Monday 12th April 8.00pm.

    The launch will be performed by Ciaran O'Driscoll

    Where The Dagda Dances: New and Selected Poems is the fourth collection from poet Teri Murray. While she frequently writes with the sharp social comment and satire of a Rita Ann Higgins, her voice is more often warm and sympathetic. She celebrates friends and their gifts, and the places she recalls are redolent of a less frenetic time when capital and country were not so polarised. Throughout the collection, themes of loss, grief and remembering recur. Where the Dagda Dances shows her to be an accomplished seamstress of poetry.

     

    Revival Press Managing Editor Dominic Taylor said: “We are delighted to publish Teri Murray’s fourth poetry collection. Teri is a fine example and inspiration to all new and upcoming poets for her commitment, originality and hard work. This collection brings together some of Teri Murray’s most potent poems from her previous collections, Poems From The Exclusion Zone, (Stonebridge 2001), The Authority Of Winter, (Stonebridge 2007) and Coddle And Tripe (Stonebridge 1998), her collaboration with Liam Mulligan.

    The placing of these poems alongside her new work allows us to view the breath of skill with which she invokes her life journey - both physical and spiritual.

     

    Author Teri Murray spoke of her new collection.
    “ I am delighted that Revival Press decided to publish my new collection and also that it contains poems from my three previous collections, which are now out of print. I am invariable asked after readings for a copy of this or that poem but recently I have had to disappoint many people, so this ‘new and selected’ collection is indeed timely.”

    Where The Dagda Dances: New and Selected Poems by Teri Murray, is available online at www.revivalpress.com  and from all usual outlets priced €15.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-09554722-8-2 BUY ON-LINE Using PayPal (see end of page for link).

    For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: revivalpress@eircom.net
    For trade orders or to request a copy for review, please email revivalpress@eircom.net

     

    Petit Mal by John W Sexton

     
    John W. Sexton is the author of three previous collections of poetry, The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, a book of haiku with translations into Irish by Gabriel Rosenstock, and most recently Vortex (Doghouse, 2005).
    He has also written two novels for children, The Johnny Coffin Diaries and Johnny Coffin School-Dazed, both published by The O’Brien Press, which have been translated into Italian and Serbian.
    Under the ironic pseudonym of Sex W. Johnston he has recorded an album with legendary Stranglers frontman, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons Of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records.
    He is one of the most requested writers on Poetry Ireland’s Writers-in-Schools Scheme and is a past nominee for the Hennessy Literary Award. He was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship In Poetry for 2007 and his poem The Green Owl was awarded the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007 for best single poem.
    His current collection, Petit Mal, is just out from Revival Press.

     
    Petit Mal, is available online at www.revivalpress.com and from all usual outlets priced €12.00 paperback. ISBN: 978-0-9554722-6-8

    For further details: Dominic Taylor; Tel: 087 2996409; E: revivalpress@eircom.net
    For trade orders or to request a copy for review, please email revivalpress@eircom.net
     
    Lost Grace by Donal O'Flynn
     

    Lost Grace is poet Donal O’Flynn’s debut collection.

    Donal O’Flynn’s work is always passionate and honest. His voice is individual and assured. He describes with sympathy and love the ordinary joys and trials of life, exchanges with and observations of family, friends and community that enhance our lives. Some of the work is playful, some mischievous where the revered are cast in the direct light of his own experience. Some poems use a language of directness that aptly matches the seriousness of the subject mattered explored.  MORE...
     Donal O'Flynn

     

    Always Pushing The Pull Door by Mark Whelan and Thomas Delohery
    Fugue by Martin Burke - download it for FREE!
    Petit Mal by John W Sexton
    Where The Dagda Dances by Teri Murray
    Gleanings by John Liddy
     
     
    Limerick Writers' Centre announce date for launch of Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany:  Click here: Kemmy's Limerick Miscellany
     
    Read about Denis O'Shaughnessy and his books on Limerick!
     
    REVIVAL POETRY JOURNAL - BUY ON-LINE Using PayPal (see end of page for link). €7.00 plus €1.00 P&P (From Issue 18 Revival costs €10.00)
       
     
     
     
    Issue 15                      Issue 16                     Issue 17                         Issue 18                 Issue 19
       
    Issue 9                       Issue 10                         Issue 11                     Issue 12                   Issue 13                   Issue 14
         
    Issue 8                                   Issue 7                                   Issue 6                                 Issue 5                            
     Issue 4                                 Issue 3                                  Issue 2                                 Issue 1
     
     

    Revival Poets have for the past six years held their Poetry Revival readings in the White House pub in Limerick City, Ireland. The readings have been very successful with a mix of local, national and international poets reading their work to an always appreciative audience. Over four year ago Microphone On - an anthology of poetry read at the White House was published. Now the Revival Poets bring you 'Revival' a journal of contemporary poetry, in chapbook format, to be published four times per year.

    submissions for Issue 19 are now open.  Issue 18 will be published 3rd Feb at 8.00pm 2011 at The Locke Bar, Limerick.


    Submission guidelines

    Submissions, poetry and short fiction or extracts (500 words) now being sought for the next issue (April 2011). Also Review and Criticism pieces.  We are also  interested in receiving black and white images/line drawings for inclusion.

     

    Please Note: Submissions for short fiction/extracts, review and criticism must be sent by email only.

    Send a maximum of five poems or two short prose pieces
    Send copies, not originals.
    No hand written texts.
    Work should be original, previously unpublished and not currently
    submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere.
    Poems should be typed, with the author's name on each sheet.
    If sending by post include an SAE (min.size C5) to ensure return of poems.
    Submissions should include an up to date short (2 or 3 lines) biography.
    Submissions submitted by email should be in the body of the email (see note on formatting) and as a Word attachment. Please send one attachment with all the poems in one document.

    Format.
    The format of “Revival” is A5 Chapbook (5 1/2 by 8 ½) with 48 pages plus cover.

    The Editor will acknowledge receipt of your poems (email or SAE only) and inform you of any publication date.
    Contributors will receive a copy of the issue in which their work appears.

                                      Include a postal address for contributor's copy.

    How to submit your work

    by email:  revival1@eircom.net
    by post: The Editor, Revival, Moravia, Glenmore Ave., Roxboro Rd., Limerick, Ireland

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