Over the Edge returns for March open mic on zoom

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The March Over the Edge reading and open mic night will take place remotely on Thursday, March 25 for your monthly poetry fix.

The Featured Readers this month are Sadhbh Goodwin, Bill Richardson, & Helen Ivory, and the mic will be open to all comers afterwards.

Sadhbh Goodwin is a nineteen year old poet from Galway who has been published in the Wild Words anthology for the past four years running, in VoxGalvia, and Cinders magazine, and was also featured on Headstuff.org as poem of the week.

They write in both Irish and English, and their poem “Oidhreacht” was featured on the #WEARETHEPOETS poetry jukebox in Dublin.

They have performed before in the “Over the Edge” open mic, as well as the “In my Orbit” open mic at the Galway Arts centre.

Bill Richardson is from Dublin and lives in Galway. Currently, he is the Emeritus Professor in Spanish at NUI Galway.

He previously taught Spanish at both second and third levels and has published books and articles on Spanish and Latin American literature and culture.

His poems have appeared in Vox Galvia and The Galway Review, as well as in the Stony Thursday Book No. 17. His poem “The Taking of Caravaggio” was a runner-up in the Fish Poetry Prize Competition 2020.     

Helen Ivory is a British poet and visual artist living in Norwich. Her fifth Bloodaxe collection is The Anatomical Venus (2019).

She edits the poetry webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and teaches creative writing online for the University of East Anglia/WCN.

A book of her mixed media poems Hear What the Moon Told Me is published by KFS, and chapbook Maps of the Abandoned City by SurVision.

The Over The Edge: Open Reading will take place at the usual time of 6:30pm – 8pm, March 25. The MC for the evening will be Susan Millar DuMars.

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.

Join The Over The Edge Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7389013549. Meeting ID: 738 901 3549