New Planet Cabaret, edited by Dave Lordan, is the first anthology to showcase the diversity and vitality of the post-2000 live arts scene in Ireland and features poets, spoken word artists, storytellers, playwrights, rappers, musicians, a fair few whose work crosses over some or all of these ancient categories and others who will fit into none.
The anthology also features 17 writers who submitted to the 6 month long on-air creative writing course designed and led by Dave Lordan for RTE Arena, the majority of whom are being published at a national level for the first time.
As a public education project, the on-air creative writing course was a massive success, followed and enjoyed by thousands of radio listeners all over Ireland and beyond.
All proceeds from the Anthology will go to the Poetry Ireland Writer’s in Schools scheme, which funds encounters between writers and young people all over Ireland.
New Planet Cabaret is available online and from all good bookstores.