BRITISH POET Luke Kennard will launch the latest edition of the Skylight 47 poetry newspaper, and read from his own work, at the Over The Edge reading in the Galway City Library on Thursday May 28 at 6.30pm.
Kennard's debut collection The Solex Brothers won the 2005 Eric Gregory Awards, while his second, The Harbour Beyond The Movie, made him the youngest writer to be nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. He has since published two further full collections, and two pamphlets, one of which, The Necropolis Boat, was the Poetry Book Society's Pamphlet Choice in 2012. He also writes criticism, short fiction, and is working on a novel.
Also reading is Kerry born, Galway based, writer Ruth Quinlan, winner of the 2014 Over The Edge New Writer of the Year. Her work has been published by the Irish Independent, Crannóg, ROPES, Skylight47, and SIN, and a number of anthologies, including Abandoned Darlings. Fiction writer and poet Mari Maxwell, who will also read, was shortlisted in the 2014 Walking on Thin Ice Short Story Contest and one of her stories was shortlisted in the Cork County Library and Arts Service Short Story Competition From The Well.
The MC will be Susan Millar DuMars. Admission is free and all are welcome.