Poetry in motion

Two poetic triumphs to report just before Christmas.  Úna Ní Cheallaigh, above left,  from last year’s MACW read at the Attic Sessions Christmas reading at the Gutter Bookshop, Dublin, on December 10.  The Attic Sessions run by poet and teacher Nessa O Mahony are hour-long interviews with writers that go out on the web, direct from Nessa’s lovely attic in Scholarstown,  every month.

The festive version of the event is a live reading and this year featured poets Paul BregazziDavid Butler,  Jean O’BrienBernadette O’ReillyMaeve O’SullivanPaul PerryGerard SmythAnne Tannam, Adam Wyeth, alongside Úna.  You can catch up with the Christmas reading and Nessa’s monthly sessions here:  http://theatticsessions.tv/the-attic-sessions-20-a-seasonal-reading-at-the-gutter-bookshop/Nessa

Further afield, Una’s classmate, Kate Brock, now based in San Francisco, has a poem “Tchotchkes,” appearing in Indiana’s Best Emerging Poets anthology from Z Publishing Publication date is January 24, 2018.  You can find out more about the volumes here –https://www.zpublishinghouse.com/blogs/upcoming-books/the-best-emerging-poets-series.

Congratulations to both of them.