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Poets Live – An evening of poetry and music

Poets Live – An evening of poetry and music

Deep in the cave of Paris’ oldest Irish pub, Poets Live continued their 2014-2015 reading series with English poet, Paris resident Patrick Williamson and an amazing quartet of Irish poets and musicians who came all the way over the Channel just for us. We managed to capture a couple of moments on video and hope you will enjoy them. Poets Live is held once a month, check out their website to find out when or take a look at Paris Lit Up Calendar for Poets Live events and more literary events in Paris.

Patrick Williamson is an English poet who currently lives near Paris. He has published a dozen books of translations and poetry, and recently branched out into music and filmpoems (Exile for FIFE 2014, as part of the Festival franco-anglaise de poèsie, and Afterwords, set to music by Mauro Coceano). His poetry is also published in French, Italian, Bulgarian and Georgian. He is the editor and translator of The Parley Tree, Poets from French-speaking Africa and the Arab World (Arc Publications, 2012). Most recent poetry collections: Gifted (Corrupt Press, 2014), and Nel Santuario (bilingual English-Italian, Samuele Editore, 2013). Nel Santuario has just been awarded the Menzione speciale della Giuria in the XV Concorso Guido Gozzano.

Joseph Horgan was born in Birmingham, England of Irish immigrant parents. He is a poet, author, reviewer and journalist. Amongst other acknowledgements he is a past winner of The Patrick Kavanagh Prize and the recipient of an Arts Council Bursary. The author of three critically acclaimed poetry collections and a prose work that was chosen to be broadcast on Irish radio his current work, Men Without Names, is a collaborative work of poetry and traditional Irish music about the experience of Irish emigration. He has written all of the text for the CD.

Adrian Boyle is a traditional Irish musician from Bray in County Wicklow. Reared within the tradition itself he was taught to play music by his father. A respected session musician he is a multi-instrumentalist, playing flute, whistle and various percussion instruments. He also plays, on the CD, an accordion that was passed down to him by his father. He has either composed, arranged or co-arranged all of the music on the CD. Adrian and Joseph would also like to fully acknowledge that Men Without Names has included the work of a number of other musicians and performers.

Next Poets Live reading will be November 4. Details at:


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