See Through Café presents
Rhymes of connection
WHEN 1st June 2020, 1 pm
WHERE online on Rua Red social media, links below
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Meet the guests
Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. The Blocks his début novel was published to critical acclaim in 2016 by New Binary Press. In 2013 Wurmpress published his début poetry collection, Litany of the City and Other Poems, and his second poetry collection, Butterflies of a Bad Summer, was published by Salmon in 2016.
His work has appeared in many anthologies. His work has been published in The Irish Times, RTE Culture, The Dublin Inquirer, The Stinging Fly, The Poetry Bus, Penduline(as the featured Irish writer in their Irish Issue), The Level Crossing, Colony, Can Can, The Pickled Body, The Bohemyth, The Incubator. Karl is one of Ireland’s most acclaimed live literature performers and has read by invitation at festivals and events in Ireland, the UK, the US and Canada.
His work has been broadcast on RTE1’s Arena Arts show many times. In 2015, he featured on the Setanta Ireland live TV New Year’s Eve show, and in 2016 on RTE Entertainment.ie, and RTE Ten news.
Samuel Yakura is a Nigerian Born Poet and Performing Artist residing in Ireland. From co-curating the Waterford Speakers corner poetry gig which is one of the new summer events for Summer in the city, Waterford, to winning the #1 Talkatives Slam Competition in Dublin put together by Boundless and Bare, Slightmotif and Wearegriot, he’s been buzzing in the art scene.
Towards the end of 2019, he was among the 6 Poets shortlisted for Poetry Ireland’s Versify 2019 which was an Initiative to offer Spoken-word Poets mentoring and practical guidance around their work through intensive workshops and showcase with renowned Poets as part of the Dublin fringe Festival 2019.
Presently, he’s the newest Member of WeareGriot, a poetry collective consisting of himself, Dagogo Hart & Felicia Olusanya – curating poetry/rap events – Talkatives, and writing plays for Stage Productions with their newest work DEITIES underway.
He is passionate about spoken word/Performance Poetry and strongly believe it is todays re- evolution from page poetry to engage Society’s narratives and the human condition in ways only the Arts have potential to, and he’s committed to giving his voice to the cause”
Polina Cosgrave is a Russian-born poet based in Ireland, published in a number of journals and anthologies, including Writing Home by Dedalus Press. Her work was featured on Echo of Moscow radio station, Russia-K channel, RTE Radio 1, The Irish Times and NUIG Archive website.