Dublin Event for Salmon Poetry

As some of you may know, my publisher Salmon Poetry is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, Salmon has been holding events throughout the year, all over Ireland, Britain and the USA. As 2011 draws to a close, Salmon is putting on a couple of gala readings, showcasing many of the writers on its list, at Charlie Byrnes Bookshop, Galway on the 28th October and the Unitarian Church, (St. Stephen's Green), Dublin on the 1st November. Full details are here.

It's a great opportunity to see many different poets from Ireland, the UK and the USA in one go and, at the same time, show your support for one of the best, and hardest working, independent small presses out there.

Celebrating 30 Years of Literary Publishing

 Arts Council


London Event for Salmon Poetry 30th

As part of the Salmon Poetry 30th celebrations, several poets from Ireland and the UK will read at the Troubadour Club in London on Monday 17th October. Details are here.

Alan Jude Moore has been short-listed twice for the Hennessy Prize; his third collection is Strasbourg (2011);
Julian Stannard taught English & American Lit. at University of Genoa for many years— The Parrots of Villa Gruber Discover Lapis Lazuli (2011) completes his Genoese trilogy;
Lorna Shaughnessy has published translations of contemporary Mexican poetry—most recent poetry collection, Witness Trees ( 2011);
Todd Swift lectures in creative writing at Kingston University and is Oxfam poet-in-residence, collections include Seaway: New & Selected Poems (2008);
Nessa O’Mahony won the National Women’s Poetry Competition—her verse-novel In Sight of Home was published in 2009;
Noel Monahan’s fifth Salmon collection is Curve of the Moon (2010)—his poetry is now prescribed text for Leaving Certificate English;
Anne Le Marquand Hartigan’s seventh collection will be Unsweet Dreams: Poems of Laughter, Wit and Sex (Oct, 2011)—her prose includes Clearing the Space, the Why of Writing (1996);
Salmon Poetry co-founder/editor Jessie Lendennie has edited anthologies, and a book of essays, Poetry: Reading It, Writing It, Publishing It (2009)—latest poetry collection, Walking Here (2011);