Over the Edge returns after summer break

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Galway Daily arts Over the Edge returns after summer break

Over the Edge returns after its summer break for the latest featured reading and open mic night for poetry lovers later this month.

The next open reading from Over the Edge will take place on August 26, with featured readers Hannah Ward, Siobhan Potter, & Barbara Rockman.

As always, this will be followed by an open-mic for anyone to take their work to the virtual stage. New readers are always especially welcome at the open-mic.

Hannah Ward is an NUIG student from Roscommon, working towards a degree in English and Philosophy, while also exploring her passion for poetry.

She would like to follow in the grand Irish tradition of speaking in great descriptive volumes, with a lot of heart and conviction, and never really making a point. Her poetry has been published in the Vox Galvia creative writing page in The Galway Advertiser.

Siobhan Potter works as a verbal artist. Her practice, centred in relationship, explores the capacity of oral epic poetic form to midwife experience.

Siobhan is also the curator of ‘not the time to be silent’, an Arts response to social distancing and is a current recipient of an Arts Council of Ireland Literature project award.

Barbara Rockman is a much celebrated poet from Massachusetts, whose works have garnered many awards.

Her book, Stings and Nest, Poems was the winner of the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, and her 2019 collection to Cleave won the National Press Women Prize and was a finalist for the International Book Award and the New Mexico Book Award.

Other awards she has taken home for works include the Baskerville Poetry Prize, New Mexico Discovery Award, and The MacGuffin Prize.

To take part in the Over the Edge open reading on August 26, either to try out your own work at the mic, or just to listen in, join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7389013549. Meeting ID: 738 901 3549.

Anyone interested in taking part in the open-mic should text Kevin Higgins on 087-6431748 or email over-the-edge-openreadings@hotmail.com between 6pm and 6.30pm on the evening of the reading.