Thursday, 31 October 2013

Launch of 'The Stony Thursday Book'

ONE of CUISLE Limerick City International Poetry Festival’s several highlights was the launch of ‘The Stony Thursday Book’ compendium on Thursday 24.
Edited by Paddy Bushed, he chose 116 poets for inclusion and at The Stony Thursday Book event in 69 O’Connell Street, at least 30 read their works, among them Robin Parmar and Justin McCathy.
Painter John Shinnors had officiated at the relaxed opening the previous evening in Jerry Flannery’s Bar. Poets who participated in the four day festival included Anthony Cronin, who along with the late Seamus Heaney, is one of only six member of Aosdana elevated to the status of Saoi.

Dominic Taylor, Barney Sheehan, Louis Mulcahy at the international festival’s opening night in Jerry Flannery’s Bar

Although the launch night appears to have been well attended, it was sad to see the very poor audience for Anthony Cronin at The Belltable, for the closing function of the festival.

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