An appreciative crowd enjoyed their different yet complementary readings.
Pete Mullineaux lives in Galway and works nationally teaching global issues through poetry and drama. He’s published four poetry collections: Zen Traffic Lights (Lapwing 2005) A Father’s Day (Salmon 2008) Session (Salmon 2011) and How to Bake a Planet (Salmon 2016). He’s also had several plays produced by RTE radio. Pete’s been interviewed about his work on RTE’s Arena programme and published widely in Ireland, UK, USA, Europe and as far afield as India and Japan.
His work has been described by various reviewers as ‘sensitive and profound’ ‘gorgeous and resonant’ and ‘grimly funny’, while stylistic comparisons have been made with Roger McGough, John Clare, Pete Seeger and John Cooper Clarke.
‘A gem’. (Jaki McCarrick – Poetry Ireland Review).
Writer Moya Roddy’s debut collection Out of the Ordinary was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award 2018 and she’s also been shortlisted for the Hennessy Award. Rita Ann Higgins has called her poetry “stunning and memorable” and Mary O’Donnell has described it as “authentic and truth-filled”. Her poems have appeared in the Irish Times, Crannog, Stoney Thursday, Boyne Berries, Poeming Pigeons (USA) among others. Her novel The Long Way Home was described as “simply brilliant” in Irish Times; her short story collection Other People was longlisted for Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She also writes for film and television.