A SPECIAL poetry reading was held at Dundalk Institute of Technology Library last week to mark
All-Ireland Poetry Day.
A large crowd turned up to hear readings by local poets Barbara Smith and John Noonan.
Barbara Smith is a Dundalk-based poet and teacher. Her second collection of poems, ‘The Angels Share’, was published in May of this year. Her work has also featured in publications both nationally and internationally, including Riposte, Electric Acorn and The Coffee House. Barbara has a Masters degree in Creative Writing and has encouraged many Dundalk-based writers over the past years.
John Noonan is a native of Longford, a Gaelic footballer and a lover of poetry. In 2012 he won the Goldsmith Prize for his poem ‘Glass Maker’. John is deeply involved in the Dundalk writers group.
The reading is followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to browse the library’s collections.