May 2010 Poetry Reading

Glór - May 15th

In addition to the usual mix of live music from a locally-based musician and 'open mic' poetry, this month's guest poets are Dominic Taylor and Brendan O'Beirne.

Dominic Taylor

Dominic Taylor is from Limerick and was co-organiser of the White House Poetry Revival for six years.
Recently he started the 'On the Nail' reading series at the Locke Bar in Limerick. He has had work published in various journals and is also a songwriter and has produced two albums of his work.

Dominic is a founding member of The Limerick Writers' Centre. With Revival Press he founded the poetry journal Revival and as managing editor has published collections for John Sexton, Teri Murray, John Liddy, Tim Cunningham and Mark Whelan.

Brendan O'Beirne

A native of Scariff, Brendan O'Beirne decided to become a writer at the age of 11, typing his first poems on his father's typewriter. His first poem was published in 1967 in the Patrick Kavanagh Commemorative Broadsheet.

Brendan has travelled widely and worked as a furniture mover, fisherman, barman, gardener, and teacher. He moved to Dublin in 1984 and his first collection was published by Michael Connaughton of Voicefree fame soon after. He has since published 14 other collections and one novel.

Now living in Ennis, Brendan launched his 15th collection, Lost in November Rains, at the Clare Three-Leggèd Stool Poets Aprinl 2009 reading in Glór.