Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Robin Parmar, Live Poetry, Wednesday 10 February, White House Pub

Every Wednesday night for some years now, the White House Pub in downtown Limerick has hosted a poetry session. For a good amount of that time I was a regular reader in the open mic part of the evening. In 2005 I was on the Irish team for the Hammer & Tongue International Slam Competition in Oxford. I then had the pleasure of being an invited guest to the Brighton Poetry & Book Festival. Along the way I was joint-editor for Microphone On, the poetry anthology that launched Revival Press and the current renaissance of poetry in Limerick.

Now, for the first time, I will be the featured poet on Wednesday night at the White House. Join me February 10th at 9pm for a selection of favourite works old and new. You'll laugh; you'll cry; you'll want more beer! (Plus complementary finger food.)

Though I no longer work on verse several hours each day -- a practice I carried out for a couple of years -- I have kept a hand in with occasional public readings. I have also combined my love of electroacoustics with poetry by creating soundscapes for readings of Beckett and a book launch for Mark Whelan.

Eventually I'll get my act together and release a book of my own, but so far I've had too many other activities demanding my time. (I write this here as a big reminder to self.)

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2 comments:

robin said...

The White House Poetry blog now has a blurb on this event. Check out their other readers and activities.

robin said...

Just bumped this post to the top since the reading is... TODAY!

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