Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Speaking of Performance

Poetry Ireland have sent out details of the brand new event being organised for October 2nd, 2008.

It's a marathon cornucopia of poetry and poets, a veritable glut of word-gorging, and you can see the full details on the Poetry Ireland website. Each county will be represented by at least two poets (some have more) and it's being billed as... tan tan ta... All-Ireland Poetry Day (I wonder are they being a little infected by the GAA and the All-Ireland hurling and football finals... :) ).

Oh, and I've been asked to represent the Wee County: Louth (so called because it's the smallest county in Ireland, not for any other reason!), alongside Paddy Dillon, amongst others... so I am really chuffed to bits to be involved in this marathon Poetry Fest!

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And in other news, eldest food-muncher has just received his Junior Cert results today. He is very, very pleased with himself, as am I and all of us at home. The boy done good! Now, the teeny, tiny matter of getting him through the two year senior cycle and into college... hmm.

*Late Addendum: Patrick Chapman has also been confirmed for the Louth Lineup - I'm looking forward to meeting him - he has a collection out recently: 'Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights.' I hope he brings spare copies!

15 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Ooh, sounds like congratulations are in order, all round! Well done to you on the representation and well done to eldest food muncher!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Dear Barbara, I have been to a poetry reading at last, a very, very particular one as you can read in my latest post.
All my best wishes to you and your children at the beginning of the new school year.
Davide

BarbaraS said...

Cheers Ab Van, thanks very much!

Davide, off to look now :)

Rachel Fox said...

Proud Mum and proud poet - happiness indeed!
x

Jan said...

Good to hear GOOD news!

BarbaraS said...

Thanks Rachel, but in fairness, the eldest's achievement is his own doing - did I mention that those exams were 'as Gailge,' in Irish, so even more of an achievement for him :)

Jan, it's nice to spread the goodness around - lovely to see you dropping by again!

Dick said...

Brilliant, Barbara! And there you are in the mighty list. Good to know Ireland's looking after its poets a bit better than we can manage.

Kay said...

Congrats - and so you should be there too! Sounds as tho' it's going to be a ripper!

BarbaraS said...

Thanks guys: for a long time it's been 'always the bridesmaid and never the bride.' Here's hoping I don't turn into a poetry bridezilla :)

Debi said...

Congrats to EFM - and to you of course. I'm stuck on imagining what a marathon cornucopia might look like ...

mutleythedog said...

I popped by - just thought I would let you know...

Liz said...

Barbara, congrats on being the Louth representative - a fine honour indeed. Have a hankering to be out and about on the Irish poetry scene after having been to the Flatlake Festival in August and seeing real 'live' performances...what a treat ; )
And thumbs up to your son - great stuff.

BarbaraS said...

Hi Debi - thanks for your congrats, I shall pass them on to him... he's still earning money from his recent success ;)

Muts, how lovely to see you here! mwah, mwah! :D

Liz, thanks very much. So you are returned from your Irish hols. I bet you don't miss the weather, though! I heard great things about Flat Lake, and would love to go next year... *sigh* some day my kids will grow up and let me go off.. but by then I'll be too creaky to go camping!

wordtryst said...

Cool! Congrats, Barbara!

Six kids? And a poet as well? I'm sooooo impressed.

Thank you for joining the book launch party over on my blog. It was great having you!

BarbaraS said...

Thanks for having me, Wordtryst, I enjoyed being there :) Those virtual cocktails go down a treat - no hangover afterwards!