"There is a gap between acceptance and happiness, between pride and self-knowledge; there is a gap, between who I am and who I aspire to be.
There is a gap, and in that gap – life is lived."
- from 'Spoken Word Seven' by Kavita Thanki
FourXFour Issue 30 is online now!
Our featured poets for this issue are Olive Broderick, Ray Givans, Nathanael O'Reilly and Kavita Thanki.
Elsewhere, we have new work from Jo Burns, Alec Solomita, Elizabeth McGeown, Howie Good, Robert Beveridge, DS Maolalaí, John L. Stanizzi, Paul Connolly, Joe Cushnan, Anita Greg, Yvonne Boyle, William Doreski, Jack e Lorts, Paul Butterfield Jr, Alison Ross, Linda McKenna, Jess Thayil, Karen Mooney, Mel Bradley and Imogen Darling.
Recorded at the Music in Mind Festival, in Whitehead Library, Antrim, Poetry NI hosted showcase of poetry and spoken word back in late August.
The festival was to help raise funds for Lighthouse, the suicide awareness and prevention charity. Our featured poets were Colin Dardis, Peter Adair, Rae O'Dowd, Darren Reihill, Stephen Knox, Geraldine O'Kane and Anthony Ferguson.
Poetry NI and University of Atypical present an array of Belfast-based poets for a live showcase reading at this year's Bounce! Festival.
Join us on Friday 6th September, 3.30pm, at the Black Box, Belfast for an afternoon of powerful words, dazzling verse and stimulating insight from a great range of established names, slam winners and exciting new voices. This array of literary talent features:
Each of the poets are disabled, writing about their condition and experience of having a disability, in a wide range of voices and approaches. This is a secular and inclusive event - non-disabled audiences are welcome.
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