White House Poetry Revival Updates


 SundayMarch 8th 2009


Published every Sunday by

The White House Poetry Society


Website:       http://www.limerick.com/whitehousepoets/

E-mail:          whitehousepoets@eircom.net

Blog:             http://whitehousepoets.blogspot.com/

Podcast:       http://whitehousepoets.libsyn.com/ NEW John Liddy


Revival:         http://www.revivalpress.ie/


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White House Poetry Revival

Wed 11th March 2009 9.00pm


This weeks guest poet is Lothar Luken.


Lothar Luken is a poet, short story writer, actor, chauffeur and journalist. He's been living near Bantry since 1980.
Lothar Luken's poetry has been published in magazines like Revival, Riposte, The SHOp, Tintean (Australia) and HQ. He also writes short stories and is a regular contributor to Humanism Ireland. For many years he was editor of Earthwatch Magazine. He's won the 2007 West Cork Literary Festival Poetry Bash. Having done some stage acting, he enjoys performing his poems and has done so across Ireland from Schull to Carlingford. He's been living near Bantry for 30 years and has two daughters.



 Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.com
                    The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland.



 Info: Dominic Taylor 087 2996409 or Barney Sheehan 086 8657494 Blog http//:whitehousepoets.blogspot.com
                    The White House Poets acknowledge the support of the Arts Council, Foras na Gaeilge, Poetry Ireland.  

The White House Poetry Revival has being going now over 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.


 For Further Information contact:                                                                        



Barney Sheehan at 086 8657494 or Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409. Email whitehousepoets@eircom.net      Website  http://www.limerick.com/whitehousepoets/Blog  http://whitehousepoets.blogspot.com/          Podcast: http://whitehousepoets.libsyn.com/

MySpace http://www.myspace.com/thewhitehousepoets

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How To get There

The White House pub is located in the centre of Limerick City at 52 O'Connell Street.  Its exact location is on the corner of Glentworth Street and O'Connell Street, opposite the Ulster Bank and the Bank of Ireland.  It is approximately 5 minutes walk from the train and bus station - exit the station and go down Davis Street, pass Taits Clock continue on down Glentworth Street and the White House is on the right hand corner at end of street.

Map http://www.limerick.com/streets/map.html


Coming soon to the White House...................Coming soon to the White House....................Coming soon to the White House


...Jim Bennett...Brid Ni Mhorain..Mary Noonan...Burt Kimmelman (US)


Revival Press and the White House Poets  launch Tim Cunninghams new book of poems.

Limerick-born Tim Cunningham’s third poetry collection, ‘Kyrie’, is firmly rooted in nineteen fifties’ Ireland – De Valera’s Ireland – a place and time, apparently so distant now, when religion permeated almost every aspect of life.  And it is the lives that are celebrated here, with their pieties, loves, frustrations and hopes, the perennial human condition woven into the sacraments and liturgies of the everyday.


These poems should be enjoyed not only by regular poetry readers but by anybody interested in the history and culture of a country in an era of profound and unrelenting change.

More Info: http://tinyurl.com/6m972w or to order a copy email revivalpress@eircom.net




Poems by Mark Whelan, illustrations by Thomas Delohery. Revival Press/A White House Poetry Book. ISBN 978-0-9554722-2-0 Pbck. €15.00 94pp


This exciting and intriguing must-have publication from the ever-energetic Revival Press in Limerick rightly lauds the city’s favourite son. Richard Harris is presented here in a set of drawings by Co. Clare artist, Thomas Delohery, entitled ‘Poemtraits,’ as they are nicely accompanied by interpretations, if you like, from Cuisle festival organiser and Limerick poet, Mark Whelan. More… http://www.twwc.ie/?page_id=342


Available from bookshops or direct from http://www.revivalpress.ie email revivalpress@eircom.net


The Well: New and Selected Poems by John Liddy

With an introduction by Patrick Galvin and a preface by Desmond O Grady.

Revival Press (2007) ISBN 978-0-9554722-0-6 Price €15.00

Limited edition hardback Price €30.00

Available from bookshops or direct from http://www.revivalpress.ie/John_Liddy.html email revivalpress@eircom.net



Calling All Songwriters.

WELCOME TO THREE SONGS, a new open mic in Limerick City on Tuesday nights. Artists are encouraged to perform their music, promote gigs/recordings and help to create an environment for listening to and developing each others songs.

Further info: http://www.myspace.com/threesongslimerick%20


NEW - Revival -  a new poetry journal from the WhiteHousePoets


Call For Submissions Issue 11 of Revival


Revival, the poetry journal of the WhiteHousePoets, is calling for submissions from local, national and international poets for issue 11 which will be published in Limerick, April 2009

The deadline for submissions is:  Now closed.

Submission guidelines:





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NEW - Sample of poems from Revival 2





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News of other reading and events around the country







  1.                     Poetry Ireland                :               http://www.poetryireland.ie/
  2.                 Foras na Gaeilge                :               http://www.forasnagaeilge.ie/
  3.            Irish Writers Centre                :               http://www.writerscentre.ie/
  4.               Ask about writing                                http://www.askaboutwriting.net/
  5.               Words on the web                               http://www.wordsontheweb.net/
  6.                      Limerick.com                :               http://www.limerick.com/
  7.                  Limerick Leader                :               http://www.limerickleader.ie/
  8.                     Limerick Post                                 http://www.limerickpost.ie/
  9.        Limerick City Council                                http://www.limerickcity.ie/
  10.      Western Writers Centre                              http://www.twwc.ie/
  11.               Irish Arts Council                                 http://www.artscouncil.ie/
  12.                          Irish Pages                                 http://www.irishpages.org
  13.                          Irish Pages                                 http://www.irishpages.org/
  14.     Over The Edge, Galway                                 http://www.overtheedgeliteraryevents.blogspot.com
  15.                   O Bheal, Cork                                    http://Obheal.ie
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