Gerry Hanberry will deliver an illustrated talk on Oscar Wilde and his West of Ireland
Gerry Hanberry, Galway based poet and writer, will be delivering an illustrated talk on Oscar Wilde and his West of Ireland roots based on his recent biography ‘More Lives Than One – The Remarkable Wilde Family Through The Generations’ in the Clifden Library on Thursday 20th Sept at 2.00 pm as part of the Clifden Arts Festival which officially opens the same day. Call 095 21092. Tickets Euro 5.00. Gerry Hanberry is an award-winning Irish poet. He lives in Galway. He has published three collections of poetry to date and also a biography of the Wilde family, More Lives Than One – The Remarkable Wilde Family Through the Generations (Collins Press, 2011). His most recent poetry collection is At Grattan Road, published by Salmon Poetry in 2009. Paul Perry, reviewing the collection for the Irish Times, said it was “bursting at the seams with fine poems”. Hanberry’s first collection, Rough Night, was published in 2002 by Stonebridge Publications, Wales. This was followed in 2005 by Something Like Lovers, also from Stonebridge Publications. In summer 2004 Hanberry won the Brendan Kennelly/Sunday Tribune Poetry Award. Hanberry holds an MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where he teaches a Creative Writing course to undergraduates.