Belfast Book Festival
The Lifeboat Press are delighted to launch two new pamphlets in their long-running series: Son, an essay by William Keohane, and Many Professional Wrestlers Never Retire, a poetry pamphlet from Dane Holt. This evening will be selected readings from these new works.
Dane Holt was the winner of the inaugural Brotherton Prize in 2019 awarded by the University of Leeds. In 2018 he was selected for The Poetry Ireland Introduction Series. His poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review, The Trumpet, The White Review, Stand, bath magg, One Hand Clapping, Anthropocene, Ink, Sweat and Tears, The Manchester Review and elsewhere. He is poetry editor of The Tangerine, a Belfast magazine of new writing.
William Keohane is a writer from Limerick, Ireland. His essays have been published in British GQ, Banshee, The Stinging Fly, and The Tangerine and his poems have appeared in Poetry Ireland Review and Queering the Green, an anthology of post-2000 Queer Irish poetry. He is the writer-in-residence at Ormston House.