I'm delighted to be returning to Ó Bhéal, Cork's long-running poetry reading series, on Monday 21 October 2019, to read from this is no longer entertainment.
Founded and directed by Paul Casey, Ó Bhéal is Cork’s weekly poetry event featuring poetry films, a poetry writing challenge, guest poets and an open-mic. Ó Bhéal has hosted fifty Monday night events per year since April 2007, featuring over 900 poets from Ireland and around the world.
My first participation in Ó Bhéal in 2010 coincided with Cork winning the all-Ireland football championship the previous day, with the official return of the team and the lively public celebrations happening during my reading almost right outside the venue, radically impacting on attendance... I'm very happy to be returning to what is always a welcoming and generous reading series.
The venue is The Long Valley Bar, Winthrop Street, and proceedings start at 8.30pm.