Saturday 1st September: 17.30 at Bray Town Hall

Join us for readings from four ground-breaking young poets in this unique event.

Luke Morgan’s 2nd collection Beast is new from Arlen House in 2022, and in the words of Victoria Kennefick, is “an astonishingly original exploration of the wildness that exists within us”. His debut collection, Honest Walls was published in 2016. His work has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers. He lives and works in Galway as a filmmaker, writer and theatre director. @LukeMorganPoet. Photo: Julia Dun

Molly Twomey grew up in Lismore, County Waterford, and graduated in 2019 with an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork. She runs an online international poetry event, Just to Say, sponsored by Jacar Press. In 2021, she was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series and awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary. Her debut collection, Raised Among Vultures, was published in May 2022 with The Gallery Press

Keiran Goddard is the author of one poetry pamphlet Strings and two full-length poetry collections For The Chorus and Votive.  His debut collection was shortlisted for the Melita Hulme Prize and he was the runner up in the William Blake Prize. He develops research on workers’ rights, the future of work, automation and trade unionism Hourglass, published by Little Brown, is his debut novel and has recently been longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize.

Victoria Kennefick’s first poetry collection, Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet, 2021) won the Dalkey Book Festival Emerging Writer of the Year 2022 and is shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre First Collection Poetry Prize 2022. It was also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize and the Costa Poetry Book Award.  It was a book of the year in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Sunday Independent and The White Review. An Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Artist, Victoria is also the current poet in residence at the Yeats Society Sligo