White House Poetry Revival

White House Poetry Revival

Wed 24th Sept 2008 9.00pm


This Weeks guest is Alan Jude Moore

This weeks guest poet is Alan Jude Moore


Alan Jude Moore was born in Dublin. His poetry has been widely published in Ireland and abroad, including in Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, The Stinging Fly, Poetry Salzburg Review, Kestrel (USA), Pelagos (Italy) and Novaya Junost (Russia). His fiction has been twice short-listed for the Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writing and published in various journals.

Alan’s work has been translated into Italian and Russian and will also appear later this year as part of a collaborative project between the visual arts magazine, Circa, and Dublin literary magazine The Stinging Fly.

Last year, Alan was a featured poet at the Riflesdiversi Cultural Festival in Magione, Umbria, Italy and also read at the Universita per lo Straneri in Perugia. He has read in Dublin, Galway, Moscow, Rome and of course in Limerick.

His first collection of poetry, Black State Cars, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2004. A second collection, Lost Republics, will be published, also by Salmon Poetry, in September 2008.


Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Bloghttp//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.com
The White House Poetsgratefullyacknowledges the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland, Limerick City Council.

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now for five years.  Every Wednesday the famous old world bar is transformed into a centre of culture as poets recite their latest work.  Barney Sheehan and Dominic Taylor , the people behind the revival of poetry at the White House, continue to attract the best of Irish and International poetry to Limerick.  The reading has provided an open, supportive venue for countless poets to perform their work, and has fostered a community of poetry. Over the last five years the reading has grown, evolved and matured.  We are proud to have provided an open-mic for poets from all over Ireland, Europe and the world: from Buddy Wakefield to Greg Delanty to hundred of others you have never heard, but should have.  The reading continues to grow and change and we would invite you to come down, to listen - and should the mood strike you - to speak.

The White House Poets would like to acknowledge the involvement of the Arts Council, Poetry Ireland, Foras na Gaeilge, Limerick City Council, http://www.limerick.com/ and the White House Bar for their continued support, all of whom helped make the White House one of the pre eminent venues for poetry in Ireland. As usual the reading is preceded by an open mic session in which anyone who wishes to read is invited to do so.  Complementary finger food is provided and proceeding commence at 9.00 pm.
Previous Guests at the White House Poetry Revival

Billy Ramsell  Val Nolan