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Poets Live – May 22nd: Eddie Linden, Gerald Mangan and Meghan McNealy

7pm, Tuesday May 22nd, Carr’s, 1 rue Mont-Thabor, M Tuileries/Concorde

GERALD MANGAN. Born Glasgow 1951. Poet, playwright, journalist, painter and cartoonist. Collections include Waiting for the Storm(Bloodaxe; Scottish Arts Council Book Award 1991); stage-plays include Crying Wolf. Former writer-in-residence at Dundee College of Art and at Theatre Workshop in Edinburgh, where he also worked as an actor and designer. He has given readings of his work throughout the UK, Ireland and France as well as on radio and TV, usually accompanied by his own music. He spent most of the 1970s in Ireland and now lives in Paris, reviewing and illustrating for the Times Literary Supplement and other journals. ‘Mangan’s effort is to see matters clearly, which itself becomes an expression of affection.’ (Sean O’Brien, TLS) ‘Quite simply he is one of the best Scottish poets of his generation.’ (Douglas Dunn)

Eddie Linden (b.1935) Scots-Irish poet, editor since 1969 of the prestigious London-based literary magazine Aquarius. Born in Northern Ireland of Irish parents, he grew up in Scotland, where he worked in a steel-mill before emigrating to London. His first collection of poetry was City of Razors (1980), and his most recent is A Thorn in the Flesh (Hearing Eye, 2011). ‘There is no one like Eddie’ (Harold Pinter) ‘Eddie Linden is a human event.’(John Montague) ‘If Eddie didn’t exist, no one would have dared to invent him.’ (Brian Patten)

Monty Reid is a well-known Canadian poet. He lives in Ottawa, where he was, until recently, the Director of Exhibitions at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He now writes and gardens full time. He will launch his new corrupt press chapbook, Garden (dec unit).

MEGHAN MCNEALY is a ‘Pataphysician, poet, performer, playwright, printer, papermaker, and polyglot. She is a New England-born Acadian who earned her Bachellor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from The Evergreen State College. Her texts have appeared in Wheelhouse, BirdDog, Admit2, and Slightly West; she has illustrated Nothings Houses: Prefab Eulogies by David Wolach [BlazeVox, 2010] andCollobert Orbital by Johan Jönson [Displaced Press, 2009]; her original performances have been staged at the literary conference, Press: Activism & The Avant-Garde as well as the 2010 Olympia Film Festival, Théâtre de Verre in Paris, and The Art Factory in Buenos Aires. Limite Désir (corrupt press, 2012) is her first chapbook.

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