On The Nail hits home in Sexton’s

At 91 Henry Street.

LOOK forward to spending time with literary sorts, fine works and an impressive venue for ‘On The Nail’s’ current series rooted at Sexton’s Bar.

This Thursday August 1 sees the gathering open at 8pm with poets Breda Spaight and Daragh Bradish leading.

The monthly event is organised by Limerick Writers’ Centre, with Dominic Taylor central to proceedings. Dominic tells us that Breda Spaight’s work has appeared in Poetry Ireland Review; Southword; The Stinging Fly, etc. She was among the poets accepted to the Poetry Ireland Introductions Series, and the Cork Introductions Readings at the Cork International Poetry Festival 2018.

Spaight’s poetry has been shortlisted in numerous competitions.

Dubliner Daragh Bradish went to TCD where he studied Fine Arts and History. In recent years he has lived part-time in Liscannor. Bradish has coordinated and run the ‘Soundings for Simon’ December readings in Dublin for the past five years.

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Published widely in Irish, UK and European journals, ‘Easter in March’ is his first collection. He won the Trócaire Poetry Ireland Prize in 2018.

Footnote: the usual open mic session after the guest poets have closed their books welcomes musicians, storytellers and other writers to the floor. There’s a table to sell on their CDs, books.