Poetry readings come to Pearse Street Library


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Arthur Sheridan will read a selection of his poetry this evening at Pearse Street Library in an event titled “…and I will sing Burt Bacharach to you.”

From 6pm attendees will be free to enjoy fresh refreshments and have a chat before the reading begins at 6.30pm.

Phil Scanlan of Pearse Street Library promises that Sheridan reads exceptionally well and writes excellent poetry “chronicling our everyday lives with pathos, humour and warmth”. He describes him as “a Renaissance man”, who is also a passionate and talented film director.

Wednesday August 3rd will see the arrival of Australian poet Ross Donlon, who will do two reading of a selection of his work. Like tonight’s event, refreshments will be served from 6pm with the reading starting at 6.30pm.

Donlon is currently on the last leg of a European poetry tour which has taken him to several Eastern European cities, Norway and the UK. His work has been published in Irish literary journals such as Poetry Ireland Review, Crannog, The SHOp and Skylight 47, and his poetry books include Tightrope Horizon (2003), Shh and other love poems (2009), My Ship (2009) and The Blue Dressing Gown (2011).

Admission to these readings is free, all are welcome and no booking is required.

By Kevin Carney