Salmon Poetry Reading as part of The Ennistymon Book Fair, Sat 17th May,7pm

Salmon Poetry is proud to present a reading by three outstanding contemporary poets, as part of The Ennistymon Book Fair, Saturday, 17th May, 7pm in The Courthouse Gallery:
Gabriel Fitzmaurice is the author of more than forty books, including collections of poetry in English and Irish as well as several collections of verse for children. He has translated extensively from the Irish and has edited a number of anthologies of poetry in English and Irish. He has published two volumes of essays and collections of songs and ballads. A cassette of his poems, The Space Between: New and Selected Poems 1984-1992 is also available. He frequently broadcasts on radio and television on education and the arts. His Salmon Poetry collections are ‘Twenty-One Sonnets” and “Poems of Faith and Doubt”.
Paul Casey was born in Cork, Ireland in 1968. He grew up between Ireland, Zambia and South Africa, and has worked primarily in film, multimedia and teaching. While employed as script writing lecturer at the Nelson Mandela University, he convened the greater Port Elizabeth Poetry Competition in three languages and four age-groups. His poems have been published in journals and anthologies in Ireland, the US, China and South Africa. A chapbook of his longer poems, It’s Not all Bad, was published by The Heaventree Press in May 2009.  In June 2010 he completed a poetry-film based on the award-winning poem by Ian Duhig, The Lammas Hireling, which premiered at the Zebra Poetry-Film Festival in Berlin. His first full poetry collection, ‘Home More or Less’  was published by Salmon Poetry in 2012 He is the founder and organiser of the weekly Ó Bhéal poetry reading series in Cork city, where he lives.
Nicki Griffin grew up in Cheshire in the north west of England but has lived in East Clare since 1997. She completed an MA in Writing at NUI Galway in 2009. She won the 2010 Over the Edge New Poet of the Year prize and in 2012 was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council. She writes for Inland Waterways News and co-edits poetry magazine Skylight 47. Her first work of non-fiction, The Skipper and Her Mate, was published by New Island in 2013. Her first poetry collection, ‘Unbelonging’ was published by Salmon Poerty in 2013.
Jessie Lendennie
Managing Director
Salmon Poetry Ltd.