The Jan 2018 ‘On the Nail’ Literary Gathering

Tues 9th Jan 2018 at Nelly’s Cornet café, Nicholas St, Limerick. Start 8pm

This month our guests are poet and writer Kevin Kiely and Kerry poet Bernadette Ni Riada.

Kevin Kiely is a poet, novelist, literary critic, raconteur, Fulbright Scholar, Washington DC; PhD in Modernist Poetry UCD; Six Arts Council Bursaries in Literature, Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry, Bisto Fiction Award. Honorary Fellow Iowa University, Visiting Professor Boise State University and University of Idaho (Moscow). Essays on poetry, the arts and culture in Village Magazine, Hibernia, Irish Examiner, Irish Studies Review, Honest Ulsterman, Fortnight, Books Ireland, The London Magazine, The Irish Book Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Irish Arts Review, Inis, Irish Literary Review, Idaho Arts Quarterly, Humanities (DC), among other publications.

Publications include Quintesse St Martin’s Press New York, 1985; A Horse Called El Dorado (O’Brien Press, 2005); Breakfast with Sylvia (Lagan Press, 2006); Francis Stuart: Artist and Outcast Official Biography (Liffey Press, 2007; Revised Edition, 2017); The Welkinn Complex (Number One Son, Florida, FL., 2011; Revised Edition, 2015) SOS Lusitania 2012 (O’Brien Press, 2012) ‘One Book One Community’ 2015; Harvard’s Patron: Jack of all Poets (2018); UCD Belfield Metaphysical: A Retrospective (2018); Seamus Heaney and the Great Poetry Hoax (2018).

Plays on RTÉ: Children of No Importance and Multiple Indiscretions; In This Supreme Hour The Playhouse Derry (2016).

Selected Poetry Anthology Listings: Something Sensational To Read in the Train Lemon Soap Press, Dublin 2005; Catullus: One Man of Verona Farmar & Farmar Ltd 2010; Ends & Beginnings New York 2011; A Map of Melancholy (long poem) Windows Anthology 2012; In Place of Love and Country Crater Press, London 2013; Liberty, Come Galloping! Salvation, Flower: Poets Worldwide Anthology Kabul Press 2013; Still Anthology CAP, Belfast 2014; SALIGIA Anthology PICP, The Hague 2015; Cork Literary Review Anthology Ed. Kathy Darcy Bradshaw Books 2016; 1916-2016: An Anthology of Reactions Eds. Dominic Taylor & John Liddy Limerick Writers’ Centre 2016. Writers Room Anthology Ed. Kevin Kiely Eden Place Arts Centre, Derry N Ireland 2017.

Bernadett Ni Riada is a native of -and lives in – Co. Kerry. She writes poetry and a little flash fiction. She loves the power of the pen! and how it can create “stuff” that never existed until written down. Some of her work has been published in small mags and she has performed her poems on Radio Kerry on a few occasions. Recently she was placed 3rd in the Jester of the Kingdom Competition and second runner up in the Bring Your Limericks to Limerick Competition.

Everyone is invited to take part in the open-mic after the main event, poets, storytellers, musicians and writers. Even if you don’t write you are welcome to bring something along to read. The night begins at 8.00pm and admission is free. So join us on the night and make this event something special.

NOTE: Our special authors book table will again be in operation, so if you want your book, CD’s etc publicised make sure you are represented on the table. Contact Dominic Taylor at 087 2996409 to make arrangements.