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 August and September 2021
Events are posted every 2-3 months. Click names for biographical details


Cork-Coventry Twin Cities Poetry Anthology Launch Twin Skies – 9th August

iaw Foras na Gaeilge Colette Nic Aodha & Colm Breathnach – 13th September

for Cork Culture Night Elizabeth McGeown & Jenny Lindsay – 17th September

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 is now open for submissions (1st of May – 31st of August 2021).

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

654 Responses to “Poetry Readings & Open-Mic Nights”

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    pc Said: @12:33 pm 

    Open-mic night – 14th June 2021

    Our special thanks to Theo Dorgan and Lang Leav for their exceptional readings on Monday, both poets were enjoyed thoroughly by all present, as were their poems about the sea specially read for our Cork Harbour Festival edition. You can listen to Theo’s reading here and to Lang’s reading here.

    Thanks to Ben Burns for his deft helmsmanship and to everyone who participated, including open-mic contributors Mary O’Connell, Doc Janning, Peter Arvon Manos, Pam Campbell, Colm Scully, Matt Mooney, Massimo Lavelle, Kemi George Simpson, Michelle Delea, Philip Spillane, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Mags Creedon, Ciarán MacArtain, Catherine Rónan, Sue Blue, Ruth and Cédric Bikond.

    Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Augustina!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    06/30/21; 12:33 pm
  2. 2
    pc Said: @2:03 pm 

    Open-mic night – 10th May 2021

    Our very warm thanks to guests Dubhán Ó Longáin and Julie Field for their superb readings from their début collections on Monday, beirt filí go híontach ar fad!! You can listen to Dubhán’s reading here and to Julie’s reading here.

    Thanks also to everyone who participated and to open-mic contributors, Bryan Franco, Mary O’Connell, Paul Tallant, Matt Mooney, Pam Campbell, Massimo Lavelle, Paul Rabinowitz, Cathal Holden, Ada Miles, Doc Janning, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Sue Blue, Emily Davis Fletcher, Catherine Rónan, Margaret O’Regan, Benjamin Burns, Kemi George Simpson and Mags Creedon.

    Philip Spillane won this week’s Five Word challenge. Congrats Philip!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    06/7/21; 2:03 pm
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    pc Said: @1:55 pm 

    Open-mic night – 12th April 2021

    We enjoyed an absolutely superb Anniversary Event on Monday with winners and shortlisted poets from the 14th Ó Bhéal Five Words Poetry Competition, along with words from judge Grace Wells, contributors from her special selection of pandemic poems, from the five word challenge anthology contributors and the open-mic for only other poets’ poetry. Congratulations to all and especially to competition winner Sinéad McClure. The anthology can be viewed online free of charge at this link.

    You can listen to Laura, Jill and Sinéad reading (including words from Judge Grace Wells) here.

    You can listen to the other shortlisted poets reading here.

    You can listen to the specially selected Pandemic Poems here.

    You can listen to the Five Word Challenge Anthology Contributors here.

    Thanks to Rosie O’Regan for her fine touch as emcee, to all who participated and to the open-mic contributors, Catherine Ronan, Lauren O’Donovan, Paul Rabinowitz, Margaret O’Regan, Karen Warinsky, Ada Miles, Sue Blue, Máire Stephens, Colm Scully, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Shaunna Lee Lynch, Pam Campbell, Cathal Holden, Tamara Miles, Cornelia Gräbner, Ciarán MacArtain, Mags Creedon, Massimo Lavelle and Rosie O’Regan.

    Sarah Murphy and Laura Theis were joint winners of this week’s Five Word challenge. Well done Sarah and Laura!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    05/10/21; 1:55 pm
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    pc Said: @6:15 pm 

    Open-mic night – 8th March 2021

    Our warm thanks to guests Sandra Yanonne and Laurence McKeown for their powerful and heartfelt readings on Monday, two brilliant poets! You can listen to Sandra’s reading here and to Laurence’s reading here.

    Thanks to Shaunna Lee Lynch for her magic touch as emcee, to all who participated and to the open-mic contributors, Melisa Mauriño, Colm Scully, Damien Donnolly, Pam Campbell, Anne McDonald, Margaret O’Regan, Michelle Delea, Augustina Adéọlá Jekennu, Ada Miles, Karen Warinsky, Dan Johnson, Ciarán MacArtain, Catherine Ronan, Sue Blue, Susanna Trifiletti, Paul Tallant, Paul Rabinowitz, Cathal Holden and Mags Creedon.

    Mags Creedon won this week’s Five Word challenge. Fair plé Mags!

    The open-mic mp3 is here.

    03/24/21; 6:15 pm

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