Fool For Poetry Chapbook Launch

12 February @ 2.30PM. Cork Central Library

Admission: free.


Tania HershmanVictor Tapner



The Munster Literature Centre established the Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition in 2005. At this event competition 1st Prize winner Victor Tapner and 2nd Prize winner Tania Hershman will read from their début chapbooks published by Southword Editions.

Tania Hershman is the author of two story collections: My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions (Tangent Books, 2012), and The White Road and Other Stories (Salt, 2008). Her poetry chapbook Nothing Here is Wild, Everything Is Open is 2nd prize winner in Munster Literature Centre’s Fool for Poetry Competition.

Victor Tapner was born in Watford, grew up in Bedfordshire and has an MA in writing from the University of Glamorgan. He worked for many years as a journalist on the Financial Times before becoming a full-time writer in 2009. Salt Publishing brought out his collection Flatlands (2010), set in Britain's deep tribal past. Flatlands won the poetry prize in the East Anglian Book Awards as well as the International Rubery Book Award in 2014.



Tania Hershman homepage

Victor Tapner homepage

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Cork International Poetry Festival

10 - 13 February 2016

Cork International Poetry Festival



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