January 2010 Poetry Readings

Glór - January 16th

In addition to the usual mix of live music from a locally-based musician and 'open mic' poetry, this month's guest poets are Pauline Fayne and Teri Murray.

Pauline Fayne

Born in 1954, she lives in Tallaght, Co. Dublin.
Her first collection Journey was published in 1979 by Sheveck Press. Her second collection Killer of Fishes was published by Stonebridge Publications in 2001. A third collection I'm Fine, Really was published by Stonebridge Publications in October 2005. Her fourth collection Mowing in the Dark will be published by Stonebridge in 2010.
Pauline’s work has been included in several anthologies, including:
The White Page, (edited by Joan Mc Breen and published by Salmon Press), Four Urban Voices (edited by Dermot Bolger and published by Raven Arts Press), and Rainbows and Stone (edited by Michael Bouchier and published by Real Ireland).
Her work has also been broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4.

[Watch excerpt 1] ~ [Watch excerpt 2]

Teri Murray

Born in Lewisham, Kent and brought up in Dublin, Teri Murray has been living in Limerick for many years. She has had one book of her own poetry, Poems from the Exclusion Zone, published, with another, The Authority of Winter, in preparation. She has also published a book of poetry in conjunction with Liam Mulligan entitled Coddle and Tripe. Teri is currently editor of Revival, the journal of contemporary poetry published quarterly by the White House Poets.


Fred Johnston of the Western Writers' Centre, launched this year's Clare Three-Leggèed Stool Poets' poetry competition with a very interesting talk on the writing haiku. Watch it here!