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Emerging Poets Prebooked Reading

 

16 February at 4pm at the Cork Arts Theatre.
Selection of emerging poets reading at the
Gregory O'Donoghue Prizegiving Ceremony
.

Admission: €6 (€5 concs.) Tickets available at the door.


Emerging Poets at the Cork Spring Poetry Festival

 

The Emerging Poets reading showcases five writers of talent who have yet to publish a first collection.

 

Kate Dempsey

Kate Dempsey

 

Kate Dempsey's poetry is widely published in Ireland and the UK including Poetry Ireland Review, The SHOp, The Sunday Tribune, The Backyards of Heaven Anthology, Crannog, Revival, Poetry Bus, Windows Publications, The Moth, Day and Night Anthology (New Island), Abridged (NI), Magma, Grist, Orbis and Obsessed With Pipework (all UK) and NewLeaf (Germany). She was shortlisted twice for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award for poetry and won the Cecil Day Lewis Award and the Plough Prize for a short poem. She has read at events individually and as part of the Poetry Divas, a glittery collective of women poets. Moth Editions published a short poetry pamphlet, Some Poems in 2011 (€4 or £4).

 


Cal Doyle

Cal Doyle


Cal Doyle was born in Cork in 1983. Most recently his poetry has appeared in Southword, The Burning Bush 2, and the e-book 30 under 30. He has read as part of Poetry Ireland's Introductions Series and at the Kinsale Arts Festival, among others. He is the poetry editor for wordlegs.

 


Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Annemarie Ní Churreáin

 

Annemarie Ní Churreáin was born in 1981. She grew up in the Donegal Gaeltacht and now lives in Dublin. A graduate of the M.Phil in Creative Writing at the Oscar Wilde Centre, Trinity College Dublin, she is now working on her first collection of poems. Annemarie’s work has been published in Ireland, and abroad. Some of the major publications in which her poems have appeared are; Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Shop Poetry Magazine, The Burning Bush, and The Chattahoochee Review. As a teen writer, Annemarie was awarded a Listowel Writer’s Week award and more recently, she was named Agenda Magazine Young Broadsheet poet (2011) and shortlisted for the UK Erbacce Poetry Prize (2011). She is currently working towards her first collection.

 


Kerrie O'Brien

Kerrie O'Brien

 

Kerrie O' Brien has been published in various Irish and UK literary journals. In February 2012 she was the first poet to read as part of the New Writers Series in Shakespeare & Co. (Paris). Her poem 'Blossoms'was chosen as the winning entry in the Emerging Talent category of the 2011 iYeats Poetry Competition. She was the winner of the RTE Arena Flash Fiction Competition 2012 and Culture Ireland sponsored her to read in Los Angeles in June. She received an Arts Council Literature Bursary this year and two of her poems have been shortlisted for the 2013 Hennessy Award.

 


Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith


Fiona Smith has published poetry in Southword and in the Hennessy New Irish Writing page in the Irish Independent. She won the poetry section of the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition in 2012 with the poem 'At Letterfrack'. She is currently working on a first collection.

 

 

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