Poetry event to close Coole festival

The biannual series of cultural events at Coole Park finishes today (Friday ) with a reading by Galway poet Pete Mullineaux.

Mullineaux will read mainly from his recent collection, A Father’s Day, from 8pm to 9pm today. Growing up in Bristol, aged 13, he had his first poem published by Macmillan and recorded on vinyl. He has appeared from Trafalgar Square to Glastonbury, alongside such luminaries as Salman Rushdie and The Pogues. His latest work has been described as tender and lyrical, gorgeously resonant, and grimly funny. He reflects in this collection on themes relating to fathers and fatherhood. The writing overall experiments with a variety of forms and reflects a quirky but challenging personal-politics, laced with a rich irony and humour. This event is free as it is sponsored by Poetry Ireland. Contact Coole Park at (091 ) 631804 or [email protected] for details.

The aim of the programme is to integrate arts, culture, heritage, and education with a series of events for adults, young people, and families.

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