Ó Bhéal’s First Anniversary
and the launch of Five Words

14 April 2008

The guest poets this Anniversary week were poets published in Ó Bhéal’s first publication, ‘Five Words’. Contributors to the collection read to a full house, and after the usual open-mic session the celebrations continued … a few comments from the evening can be heard here.


Videos of the Launch of Five Words


Five Word McNamara Slam – 14th April
Sinéad Ryan, Gerry McNamara, Tommy Livingston, Alice, George Harding, Alan Coakley, Cliff Wedgbury, Lucy, Annie Power.


Readings from Five Words


PC
Slammed


Jennifer Matthews
Downriver


Gene Barry
New Orleans


Sinéad Ryan
Stroke


Anne-Marie Grandfield
Weeping Willow


Alan Coakley reading Annie Power’s poem
At Your Mercy


Alan Coakley reading Annie Power’s poem
So-Called Summer


Finbarr O’Mahony
Untitled


Patricia Walsh
She is Below Water


Patricia Walsh
On Not Being an Artist


Séamus Harrington
Untitled


Daw Harding
Untitled 01


Daw Harding
Untitled 02


Annie Power reading Alan Coakley’s poem
Untitled


Edward O’Dwyer
Epitaph to a Night


Videos from the open-mic


Tommy Livingston
Memory


Tommy Livingston
Earth Spirits’ Poem


Joe Sweeney
(extract from) A New Slant


Edward O’Dwyer
The Couple Downstairs


Teri Murray
The Street of Booksellers


Seline McCarney
A Tour of Ireland


Patricia Walsh
The Truth Hurts Less


Billy Ramsell
Untitled


Paddy Doyle
For My Grandmother


Séamus Harrington
Free Downloads


Gene Barry
Staying Alive


Gene Barry
Myopic Moments


Sinéad Ryan
The Stool


Sinéad Ryan
Santa Claus has a Pet Sheep


Ronan Deevey
When you walked away from me


Daw Harding
The Music of the Stars


Alan Coakley reads Anne-Marie Grandfield’s poem
The Rose


Alan Coakley
A Modest Position


Tom Jordan
Untitled


Alan Titley
An t-iontas (The Wonder)


Aaron Lewis quotes Marianne Williamson
‘Our Deepest Fear is that We Are Powerful Beyond Measure’