30 November, 2015

Loud and Clear

November's Kulturá was an exciting evening which saw the event permanently move from the cosy cellar to the delightful upper floor area of Kava Cafe due to the continual increase in audience members.

Guest lecturer, Clare Shaw, delivered a powerful, moving and memorial lecture entitled 'Poetry and Self-Harm.'

Feature poet, Lucy Burnett read from her first collection of poetry, Leaf Graffiti as well as her latest creative project, Through the Weather Glass.

This month's poetry discussion revolved around Vicki Feaver's poem Judith, the 1993 Forward Prize winner of best single poem, read by Shirley-Anne Kennedy.

Many of our open mic poets continued with the themes raised by Clare and Lucy in the earlier part of the evening. It was lovely to see so many new faces and hear new, varied and talented voices.

Thanks to Dave, Svetta and Danny at Kava Cafe for the wonderful hospitality on the night.

Due to the Christmas festivities December's Kulturá will be held on the 17th when the last in our 2015 series of lectures will be delivered by the poet John Duffy and our feature poet for the evening will be Maria Isakova Bennett.

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