April 12th, 2021 at 3:30 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

    Monthly Poetry Events: Guest Poets Listed Below

    What: Poetry Challenge, Films, Guest Poets & Open-Mic

    When: 2nd Monday of each Month @ 8.30pm
             *** as of April 2020 events are held online ***

    Where: Long Valley, Winthrop St, Cork. [usually]
              *** once safe, physical events will resume ***

    Guest Poet & Open-Mic mp3s: Monday Event Reviews

    Wordshops: Creative Writing at Ó Bhéal and Beyond …

    Guest Interviews:by Jennifer Matthews

    Five Words Anthology: Submit Five Word event poems
              *** (not for the competition) ***

    Ó Bhéal – a poem by Anamaría Crowe Serrano


Five Words Poetry Competition*** ópen *** 9th Five Words Poetry Competition *** ópen ***

For this week’s five words and guidelines >>>>>>


Guest Poet Line-up for April and May 2021
Events are posted every 2-3 months. Click names for biographical details

**VIRTUAL EVENTS**

Ó Bhéal’s 14th Anniversary Event: Sinéad McClure & Shortlisted poets – 12th April

i.a.w. Foras na Gaeilge Dubhán Ó Longáin & Julie Field – 10th May

Click here for our Live Poetry StageEvents are held on Zoom and streamed via obheal.ie/live (more details via the links above)
 
The Five Word challenge starts at 8.30pm, Guest poets around 9.30pm, Open-Mic session 10.30pm.


The 9th Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition will be open for submissions from 1st of May 2021 until the 31st of August 2022.

The judges for 2021/2022 are Paula Kehoe and Paul Casey. For submission guidelines and previous winners, visit the competition page here.



January 31st, 2016 at 5:39 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

Philippe Beck on Video

followed by the open-mic

14th December 2015

For those who missed our end of year reading with Philippe Beck we have all 6 of his poems with English translations on video for you. Philippe gave a wonderful reading followed by a brilliant and large open-mic to end off the year. With thanks to Shane Vaughan for capturing the footage.

All the videos are here
(or view on the Ó Bhéal Youtube channel).


January 20th, 2015 at 4:40 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays,Uncategorized

Liz Lochhead on Video

followed by the open-mic

15th December 2014

For those who missed our end of year reading with Liz Lochhead (the Scots Makar / National poet of Scotland), we have all 13 of Liz’s poems on video for you. Liz gave a fabulous reading and an excellent open-mic followed to end off the year. With thanks to Rab Urquhart for capturing the footage.

All the videos are here
(or on the Ó Bhéal Youtube channel).


August 4th, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Posted by pc in Ópen-mic on Mondays

Ó Bhéal reviewed by visiting Travel Writer

18 July 2012

‘An American fiction writer faces a crisis of self-doubt upon finding the poetry open mic of his literary-tourism dreams in Cork, Ireland’ – World Literature Today

Visiting writer Eric Bosse, Professor in the Expository Writing Program at the University of Oklahoma, came to Ireland to teach travel writing to students for a semester at UCC.

‘And, as I left the pub and raised my umbrella for the long walk to my apartment in the University College Cork dorms, I vowed to carry the spirit of Ó Bhéal home to Oklahoma’.

Enjoy the entire review at World Literature Today right here.


December 22nd, 2011 at 2:14 pm
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Ó Bhéal open-mic on Video

12 December 2011

At Ó Bhéal’s 238th event, after a magnificent reading by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy and musical performance by John Sampson, all sixty-five minutes of which had to remain live for copyright reasons, we managed to video the poets from the open-mic, which you can enjoy right here.