28 September, 2015

Past and Present

What a special Kulturá night September's event was. 

Peter Riley gave an assured, critically incisive lecture on the work of John Riley and Anne Caldwell read with an engaging warmth from past and new work. A fabulous pairing. Thank you Peter and Anne.

A strong open mic included readings by David Cooke, Bob Horne, Emma Decent, Shirley-Anne Kennedy, Andy Smith and Seamus Kelly. Great to see the poets Charlotte Wetton and Sarah Corbett in the audience.

In our poetry debate section Marian Tonge read 'To a Poet a Thousand Years Hence' by James Elroy Flecker. A lively discussion followed.

A football in Brazil's colours has been signed by yet more poets to entice Steve Ely to return to Kulturá for a third time in 2015, read in the open mic, and collect his signed hat-trick ball.

Peter Riley's pamphlet, including out of print poems by John Riley can be ordered via our blog, leave a comment here if you would like one and we will be in touch. There are only a few copies left.

In October Ian Duhig is delivering the lecture and Wendy Pratt is feature poet.

Dale Hibbert and Sveta have agreed to let Kulturá run our event from Kava in 2016. Thanks to Dale, Sveta and staff. 

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