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Jeannine Hall Gailey and James O'Sullivan

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Jeannine Hall Gailey from Seattle, WA, USA and James O’Sullivan from Cork, Ireland, hosted by Robert Peake of Transatlantic Poetry.

Tune in for free on September 30th, 2017 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live.

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize. Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review and Prairie Schooner.

James O’Sullivan has been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including The SHOp, Southword, Cyphers, Crannóg, and Revival. James includes third-place in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2016 and commendations in both the Munster Literature Centre’s Fool for Poetry 2014 International Chapbook Competition and the Charles Macklin Poetry Prize 2013 among his honours. He has twice been shortlisted for the Fish Poetry Prize, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize 2014/15. James has been a guest reader at numerous venues and events, both national and international, including Ó Bhéal, the Cork Spring Poetry Festival, and the CFHSS Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. His latest collection of poetry, Courting Katie, is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry later this year. James, who holds a Ph.D. from University College Cork, is the Founding Editor of New Binary Press.

TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is a unique community of poets writing in (or translating to) English from the US, UK, Europe, and beyond. We host an innovative series of readings that bring poets together from across the globe using YouTube Live Streaming technology. Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London and creator of the Transatlantic Poetry reading series. His collection The Knowledge is available from Nine Arches Press.

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