Lake of Eyes Reading 
Friday 1st May, 8pm 

To celebrate Poetry Day, Poetry Ireland & Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny will present a live Zoom reading by three Lough Swilly (County Donegal) based poets: Emily S Cooper, Denise Blake and Aodán McCardle.

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Emily S Cooper

Emily S Cooper has been published in the Stinging Fly, Irish Times, Banshee, Hotel and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. In 2019 she took part in Poetry Ireland Introductions and was a recipient of the Next Generation Award by the Arts Council of Ireland. She has been granted residencies by the Irish Writers Centre, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Greywood Arts. She is writing a collaborative collection on Picasso’s lovers with Jo Burns and her debut pamphlet comes out with Makina Books this year.
Aodán McCardle

Aodán’s current practice is improvised performance/writing/drawing. Co-editor, Veer Books. PhD on ‘Action as Articulation of the Contemporary Poem’. Two books, Shuddered and ISing from VEER. Online chapbook LllOoVvee, Smithereens Press. Upcoming in Litmus Press; The Lichen Edition, Erotoplasty 6 and on Rte Radio 1 extra: New Normal Culture-Keywords First Episode ‘Distance’.

Denise Blake

Denise Blake is a writer and facilitator. Her collections, Take a Deep Breath and How to Spin Without Getting Dizzy were published by Summer Palace Press. Her third collection, Invocation was published by Revival Press, Limerick Writers Centre. Her poem, And They All Lived Happily, was part of Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Day ‘19 promotion. She is a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany RTE Radio 1, and her memoir piece, Always Remember was included in the Miscellany50 Anthology.