Kevin Higgins is co-organiser of Over The Edge literary events in Galway City. He has published four collections of poems: Kevin’s most recent collection of poetry, The Ghost In The Lobby, was launched at this year’s Cúirt Festival by Mick Wallace TD. His poems also features in the anthologies Identity Parade – New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe, 2010) and in The Hundred Years’ War: modern war poems (Ed Neil Astley, Bloodaxe May 2014). His poetry was recently the subject of a paper titled ‘The Case of Kevin Higgins: Or The Present State of Irish Poetic Satire’ given by David Wheatley at a symposium on satire at the University of Aberdeen; David Wheatley’s paper can be read in full here . Mentioning The War, a collection of his essays and reviews, was published by Salmon in April, 2012. Kevin’s blogs at Mentioning The War.
You can read more about Kelly at the following link.
Kelly Creighton/ Ceallach O Criochain is an Irish artist, writer of fiction and poetry; born in Belfast in 1979 she writes about contemporary relationships and local landscapes. Kelly has previously published poems and short stories in anthologies and magazines.Currently her poetry is in literary ezines including A New Ulster,Lapwing Publications. Recently her work was feature of the week in Electric Windmill Press.Kelly is editing her novel Yielding Fruit, a historical fiction set in West Yorkshire, she is also compiling her first collection of poems.
We protect the weak and call it love or ethics. For the safety of our students this door must remain closed at all times. Ani yalda tova. I am a good girl, I tell the Israeli jeweler who is impressed with my Hebrew. Someone nearby says, Fuck Israel. I offer, I am a bad girl. Ani yalda ra.
To dance is a kind of paralysis. Muscles contract in a certain way and we call it beautiful. The men on the beach made me think they were dancing tango, but instead one was helping the other will his feet to remember
walking. If I had withered hands and always gave you your pen with my teeth would you think it beautiful? For the continued safety of our money these checkpoints must remain closed at all times. For the quality of our progeny these legs
must remain closed at all times. These minds. This mouth. This heart. Why don’t you substitute your for these and this? See how it feels. Ani yalda ra. Feel that. Feel me feel you. Tell me I’m good and bad. Tova and Ra. Let us be both…
Kimberly will be reading at the National Concert Hall, on Thursday, December 6th 2012. Kimberly will be read her poems on the sheela-na-gigs in Strange Country, a new work by composer Benjamin Dwyer for uilleann pipes, tape, and poetry. More information and booking details can be found atwww.nch.ie.
KimberlyCampanello was born in Elkhart, Indiana. She now lives in Dublin and London. She was the featured poet in the Summer 2010 issue of The Stinging Fly, and her pamphlet Spinning Cities was published by Wurm Press in 2011 . Her poems have appeared in magazines in the US, UK, and Ireland, including nthposition ,Burning Bush II, Abridged , and The Irish Left Review.
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Thanks to Philo Ikonya and Helmuth A. Niederle for permission to reproduce their two poems from Catechism for Pussy Riot. The book is available for a small donation via the English PEN website,here. I read it Wednesday 21/11/2012 at the Grand Social as part of this event, and which I have linked in this blog, here. I read a new poem of mine called, Precarious Migratory Spectacular. Philo Ikonya is a writing colleague of mine from PEN International and the PEN International Women Writer’s Committee. I am linking here to herwebsite and blog.