Three poets go Over The Edge

Knute Skinner, Derek Coyle, and Sinead Mongan in a Zoom reading for long running Galway literary event

THE POETS Knute Skinner, Derek Coyle, and Sinead Mongan will read from their work at the August Over The Edge: Open Reading via Zoom on Thursday August 27 from 6.30pm.

Derek Coyle [pictured below] has published poems in The Irish Times, The Texas Literary Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Orbis, Skylight 47, and The Stony Thursday Book. He has been shortlisted for the Patrick Kavanagh Award, and his poems have been set to music by leading Irish composer Grainne Mulvey. His first collection, Reading John Ashbery in Costa Coffee Carlow, was shortlisted for the 2020 Shine/Strong Award for best first collection by an Irish poet.

Derek Coyle

Knute Skinner is originally from Missouri but has lived in County Clare for many years. His collected poems, Fifty Years: Poems 1957-2007, was published by Salmon Poetry in 2007. Salmon also published his Help Me To A Getaway - A Memoir in 2010. Knute recently celebrated his 91st birthday.

Galway based Sinéad Mongan is a winner of the Galway University Hospital Arts Trust Poems for Patience competition. In 2020, she was placed third in the Cathal Buí Poetry competition.

To join the Zoom reading go to The meeting ID is 738 901 3549. The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars.

There will be an open-mic after the featured readers. New readers are especially welcome. Those interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email [email protected] between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading.


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