One of the pre-eminent figures of Irish Literature will participate in this yearâs Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival from 24-26th October.
Online PR News – 15-October-2013 – Limerick, IRELAND – One of the pre-eminent figures of Irish Literature will participate in this yearâs Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival from 24-26th October.
Poet, novelist, biographer, critic, commentator and arts activist, Anthony Cronin will join other established Irish and international poets at next weekâs festival which includes lunchtime and evening readings, screenings of poetry films, an open mic session, a tribute to departed poets, a varied programme for schools, and the âYoung Poet of the Year Awardâ.
Funded by Limerick City Council Arts Office and The Arts Council, Cuisle 2013 will feature lunchtime readings at the Hunt Museum by Ron Carey (Thursday) and Kerrie O'Brien (Friday).
The evening performances at 69 OâConnell St (formerly the Belltable) will feature Anthony Cronin, Biddy Jenkinson, Macdara Woods, Hugh Maxton, David Wheatley, Adam Wyeth, and Limerickâs own Jo Slade. The Schoolsâ Programme will feature readings by Biddy Jenkinson, David Wheatley, John Davies (Brighton), as well as master classes by Veronika Dintinjana (Ljubljana) and Tim Cunningham (Limerick).
This year the festivalâs network of poetic exchanges, which already includes Slovenia and the UK, has been extended to Italy with the arrival of Marco Viscomi, nominated by Cuisleâs sister-festival in Umbria (Riflessi DiVersi).
In addition, the yearly poetry anthology âThe Stony Thursday Bookâ, edited this year by Paddy Bushe, will be launched at the festival.
âThe Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival is dedicated to poetry in all its forms and varieties, featuring the best of local, national, and international poets,â explained Sheila Deegan, City Arts Officer.
Ms. Deegan continued: âFor 19 years, Cuisle has helped to establish Limerick a centre for poetry not only in this country, but throughout Europe and beyond. Cuisle is the pulse that brings life to language, and creates friendships through verse between all peoples. All of this is wrapped up in the warm tradition of Cuisle, providing a very special atmosphere that festival guests have come to love. If youâre within a pigeonâs flight of Limerick, or need some poetry in your life, pay a visit to the City for Cuisle.â
Ms. Deegan also expressed her delighted that Anthony Cronin will be participating in next weekâs festival. âAnthony is the writer who persuaded Charles Haughey to found AosdĂĄna and support struggling writers, composers and artists with the annuity known as the Cnuas. He has received the Martin Toonder Award for his stellar contributions to Irish Literature, which include the memorable long poem RMS Titanic and, most recently, his collection The Fall. Along with the late lamented Seamus Heaney, he is one of only six members of AosdĂĄna who have been elevated to the status of Saoi,â she concluded.