Poets John F. Deane and James Hurpur in Carrick-on-Shannon

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Poets John F. Deane and James Hurpur in Carrick-on-Shannon

Poets Deane and Hurpur

The Dock’s literary calendar of events continues with an evening reading by two of the most distinguished poets writing in Ireland today; John F Deane and James Harpur on Thursday, October 25.


John F. Deane  founded Poetry Ireland, the National Poetry Society and The Poetry Ireland Review in 1978, and is the founder of The Dedalus Press. His poems have won numerous national and international prizes and awards.


James Harpur has had five poetry collections published by Anvil Press and is poetry editor of the  Temenos Academy Review  and a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of the arts.


His Angels and Harvesters (2012) was a PBS recommendation and shortlisted for the 2013 Irish Times Poetry Now Award; and  The Dark Age (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Poetry Award.


In addition to his evening reading James Harpur will also give a poetry workshop for adults next Thursday at 4.30pm. Anyone who books for the workshop is invited to attend the evening reading free of charge.
Tickets for the reading are €14 booking on (071)9650828 or on www.thedock.ie