A summer evening of poetry

The poet Eamon Grennan.

The poet Eamon Grennan.

THE POET Eamon Grennan will give a rare public reading of his work at the Over The Edge Writers’ Gathering in the Galway City Library.

The event, which takes place on Thursday July 10 from 6.30pm to 8pm, also features Kernan Andrews, Eleanor Hooker, and Drucilla Wall reading poems from contributors to the first three issues of poetry publication Skylight 47.

Eamon Grennan was born in Dublin and educated at UCD and Harvard. His poetry collections, such as Wildly For Days (1983 ), What Light There Is (1987 ), So It Goes (1995 ), Out of Breath (2007 ) and But the Body (2012 ) are published by The Gallery Press. He teaches in the graduate writing programmes of New York and Columbia universities.

Drucilla Wall teaches at the University of Missouri-St Louis. She has won numerous awards for her short stories. Her debut poetry collection, The Geese at the Gates, was published in 2011.

Kernan Andrews is the arts editor and political correspondent of the Galway Advertiser. He writes short stories and has read his work at the 2013 and 2014 Cúirt festivals, Galway Fringe Festival 2013; and Over The Edge.

Eleanor Hooker is a founder member of the Dromineer Literary Festival. Her debut poetry collection was The Shadow Owner’s Companion.

Admission is free and all are welcome.

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