by John Liddy
John Liddy was born in Youghal, Co Cork, Ireland (1954), grew up in Limerick, took a degree in the University of Wales, works as a teacher in Madrid. He is founding editor along with Jim Burke of The Stony Thursday Book, one of Ireland’s longest running literary reviews along with Cyphers. In 2014 he was appointed Limerick City of Culture writer in residence for July.
Revival Press is the poetry imprint of The Limerick Writers’ Centre. It was founded in 2007 by Dominic Taylor, who is managing editor. It grew out of the Revival Poetry Readings established in Limerick in 2003 by Barney Sheehan and Dominic Taylor. It has published twenty-six titles to date including three anthologies. Their most popular anthology to date has been I Live in Michael Hartnett, an anthology of poems written in tribute to the late County Limerick poet. Revival has also helped establish a number of local and national poets by publishing their first collections. One of the aims of Revival Press is to revive the long tradition of book publishing in Limerick, especially poetry books. It continues to represent local authors and to offer advice and encouragement of aspiring writers.
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Date of Publication: 18/07/2014