Angelo Verga at ‘Poetry Cell’: Kilmainham

Yesterday evening (Thursday 30th) saw the Inchicore ‘Poetry Cell’ do a ‘special recall’ of itself to host a reading by visiting American poet Angelo Verga, followed by an open mic. Angelo read about himself, his family and his city, particularly his relationship with the Bronx. Very gripping stuff, dark, with flashes of humour. In the open mic afterwards were many ‘seasoned’ participants, among them Neville Keary, James Conway, Christine Broe,  Liam O’Meara and myself. My memory lets me down, but there were plenty other poets as well. Michael O’Flanagan also read and did the honours as ‘genial host’. Great night.

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