Poets Express is a new night celebrating performance poetry in Bantry, West Cork, Ireland. Hosted by Dark World International artist Kylyra, the first Poets Express was held on 11 July 2009. The show featured live poetry, video poetry, and music by Shaky Dawg and Future Dialogue. A children’s poetry competition, Kids Express, was held in conjunction with the event. The winners were allowed to perform their poetry live. Catering was provided by Rowena Doak (the Poetry Chef) and the hall was decorated with paintings by Dale Mawhinney.
Attended by poets from Ireland and Manchester (UK), the night included live performances from Rowena Doak (Bantry), Dale Mawhinney (Belfast), Eric Rhodes (Ahakista), Tom Jordan (Cork), Tomas O Carthaigh (Co. Offaly), AndyN (Manchester)
Dark World International provided audio recording on the night, and hosted the Poets Express Guest Studio Sessions the day after the event. Planet Mythos Video provided video footage and filming for the night. Videos include contributed poetry, live performances, and special Guest Studio Sessions pieces. Recordings and videos of live performances and the Guest Studio Sessions are now available for download at Last.fm (http://www.last.fm/
Photographs, audio recordings, and videos of contributed poetry and live performances from Poets Express held on 11 July 2009, Bantry Boys' Club, Bantry, West Cork, Ireland, have been released on Last.fm, MySpace, Facebook, YouTube, and Dark World International. Visit Last.fm for full files, or e-mail PoetsExpress@
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