Tuesday, 10 June 2008

Moloch Showcase Poets

I promised you more details about the Moloch night on July 31st, so here's who's going to read some poems...

Kevin Higgins will be joining us from Galway. Kevin’s first collection of poems, The Boy With No Face, was published in February 2005. The collection was shortlisted for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish Poet. The Boy With No Face was Salmon Poetry’s bestselling book of that year and has recently been reprinted. Kevin’s second collection of poems, Time Gentlemen, Please, was published this year.

In 2000, Kevin was chosen to read his poetry as part of the Poetry Ireland Introductions series. He has also read at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, The Bowery Poetry Club in New York, and The Poetry Society in London, among others. In June 2002 he was a finalist in the Dublin Writers' Festival/Rattlebag Poetry Slam. His work has been broadcast on national as well as on local radio.

With his wife Susan, Kevin co-organises the Over The Edge literary events in Galway City.

“His is a committed, engaged poetry, shot through with both humour and melancholy.” – Juliet Wilson, in New Hope International Review.

Alan Jude Moore is a Dubliner whose
poetry has been published in a wide range of journals here and abroad, including Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, Kestrel (USA), Jacobs Ladder (USA), Pelagos (Italy) – and, of course, Moloch. He took part in the Poetry Ireland Introductions readings in 2001.

Alan’s collection, Black State Cars, was published by Salmon Poetry, and was the recipient of a Salmon Poetry Publication Prize for a first collection.

"What is necessary is to seek new forms and new language to express new ideas and experience. Moore is doing so, and that is what makes Black State Cars an important and essential collection." - Michael S. Begnal, in Poetry Ireland Review

Monday, 9 June 2008

Moloch at the Winding Stair

Exciting news!

Moloch is hosting a night of poetry and shenanigans at the Winding Stair bookshop in Dublin.

It's on Thursday 31st July and it's going to be AWESOME.

We'll have a couple of our finest poets reading, songs from The Perfect Consonants, and more.
So score a big X on your calendars.

More details to follow....

Thursday, 5 June 2008

London: Coffee-house poetry at the Troubadour

mon 9th jun, 8pm at the troubadour

poets on US poets:

brahic, corn, kapos & moore fuller


roethke, bishop, stevens & merrill

In Roethke’s centenary year, Coffee-House Poetry invites four contemporary North-American poets to read & discuss four great US poets: Theodore Roethke, Elizabeth Bishop, Wallace Stevens (see poem below) & James Merrill.

Contributors: Alfred Corn (b. Bainbridge, Georgia) is the author of nine books of poems including Contradictions (Copper Canyon, 2002) and writes art criticism for Art in America & ARTnews; Martha Kapos (b. New Haven, Connecticut) is assistant poetry editor at Poetry LondonMy Nights in Cupid’s Palace (Enitharmon, 2003) won the Jerwood/Aldeburgh 1st collection prize; Canadian-born Beverley Bie Brahic lives in Paris & has translated Apollinaire, Ponge, Derrida & Cixous—her first collection is Against Gravity (Worple, 2005) and her Ponge translations are forthcoming from Faber; Janice Moore Fuller (3rd collection, Séance, Iris Press, 2007) is Writer-in-Residence & Professor of English at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.


Disillusionment of Ten o'Clock

The houses are haunted

By white night-gowns.

None are green,

Or purple with green rings,

Or green with yellow rings,

Or yellow with blue rings.

None of them are strange,

With socks of lace

And beaded ceintures.

People are not going

To dream of baboons and periwinkles.

Only, here and there, an old sailor,

Drunk and asleep in his boots,

Catches tigers

In red weather.

Wallace Stevens (Selected Poems, Faber, 1953)

Monday, 2 June 2008

Dublin: The Perfect Consonants at Naked Lunch

In the last issue of Moloch we published poems by Mark Noonan; Mark also sings songs with The Perfect Consonants.

You can see who they are and listen to a couple of their songs here.

On Wednesday 25th June, The Perfect Consonants will be guest artists at Naked Lunch, Dublin's poetry/music open mic night at the Carnival Bar, Wexford Street. The night kicks off at 8pm; you might just want to be there.