Greg Quiery: Oglet

Thurs 12th May, 7.30pm
The Casa Bar
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Greg Quiery – Oglet

Celebrate the launch of Oglet, Liverpool-based irish poet Greg Quiery’s latest superb collection of poetry. Greg will be joined by special guests Amina Atiq and Jerome Masset, with live music from Liverpool born traditional fiddler Mikey Kenny and Guitarist John Chandler, and a reading from local actor Geraldine Moloney.

Belfast born Greg Quiery has lived in Liverpool since 1973. A retired teacher, he is a regular reader at Liver Bards, Dead Good Poets and Lovely Word at The Everyman. His first collection A Stray Dog Following was published by Stairwell Books in 2020. Greg has also published In Hardship and Hope, a history of the Liverpool Irish. He is a musician, singer and local tour guide on Liverpool’s Irish connections.

Oglet, a collection of forty poems written during lockdown, celebrates the wild areas on the edge of Liverpool on the banks of the Mersey, near Speke and Garston. On land either under threat of development, or abandoned by industry, we find songbirds, ducks, geese, small mammals, shrubs and trees all thriving in green spaces valued by the many local people who walk here. 

‘Greg Quiery honours the barely perceptible, the places and spaces we find hard to define and (therefore) are tempted to ignore.’  – Sarah Maclellan Head of Creative Writing, Liverpool JMU 

‘Oglet –  proof positive that, if you know how to look, everything worth encountering is to be found by the River…’ – Roger Hill. Writer and broadcaster.

Date: Thursday 12th May

Time: 7:30pm

Location: The Casa Bar, 29, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BQ

Price: £3/£2

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