On Saturday 27th January at 1pm, The Poetry Collective will present one of the largest free public gatherings and readings of mature and original work by living and renowned Clare poets in glór foyer. Many of the poets are published and their collections will be available from the poets, on the day. All the poets live, create and perform in bookshops and libraries in localities such as Kinvara, Kilrush, Ennystymon, Ennis, Scarriff, Killaloe, Mountshannon and Shannon; many also regularly read in Limerick and Galway.
Over the past 34 years, the poets in the Poetry Collective have produced original anthologies, collections, translations, CDs, film poems, a sound archive and broadsheets; they have performed in numerous Irish festivals and events and broadcast on RTÉ and local radios; some have created and dramatised performance poems in local theatres and cafes.
On the day, some 16 poets will offer an exciting and diverse experience with occasional music inserts, followed by an Open Mic at 2pm. Refreshments will be available from the Café until 2.30pm. There will be another free and exciting Poetry Collective foyer event in glór on 23rd March.