Leading English poet to read in Galway

Poet Helen Mort.

Poet Helen Mort.

HELEN MORT, described by The Daily Telegraph as “the new star of British poetry”, will read at the Over The Edge: Open Reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday September 25 at 6.30pm.

Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. Her debut collection Division Street, published by Chatto & Windus, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize. She has published two pamphlets, The Shape Of Every Box and A Pint For The Ghost.

A five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, she received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008. In 2010, she became the youngest ever poet in residence at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. She is also the Derbyshire Poet Laureate.

Alaskan Rob Childers is a member of the Clifden Writer’s Group. He has read his work on RTÉ radio and has had poems published in Skylight 47 and The Tule Review. Lorraine Kelly was longlisted for her short stories in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year competition in 2013 and 2014. There will also be readings from contributors to Skylight 47 poetry magazine.

The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars. For more information call 087 - 6431748.

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