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Damien Molony reading 'War Reporter' by Dan O'Brien at the 2013 Forward Prizes for Poetry. Photo credit forwardartsfoundation.org

Damien Molony reading ‘War Reporter’ by Dan O’Brien at the 2013 Forward Prizes for Poetry. Photo credit forwardartsfoundation.org

 

Damien donated his time and reading talent alongside other renowned actors this week for two WordTheatre events – at The Arts Club London on Monday to read a short story by a prize winning author and at the Southbank Centre London on Tuesday to read two shortlisted poems for the 2013 Forward Prizes for Poetry.

At The Arts Club Damien read the Toby Litt short story People Carry Roses, the writer giving his own glowng appraisal of Damien’s performance on Twitter:

 
 

Other performances on the night included Emma Hamilton reading Under The Minarets by Alison MacLeod, Elizabeth McGovern reading Prepositions by Lionel Shriver, Zoe Boyle reading Dreamwork by Pamela Painter and Ben Miller reading East Coast West Coast by Will Cohu.

At the Forward Prizes for Poetry Damien read The Coal Jetty by Sinéad Morrissey and War Reporter by Dan O’Brien. The prizes ‘honour excellence, encourage rising talent and raise poetry’s profile’ and are very highly regarded in the world of literature.
This year’s event at the Southbank Centre was the first to award the winning poets live on stage and featured actors reading the shortlisted poems of the nominees, including Samuel West reading The Metric System by Nick MacKinnon (prize winner for Best Single Poem), Juliet Stevenson reading A Seedy Narrative or Moments of Lyrical Stillness? by Rosie Shepperd, Ray Panthaki reading Compline by Steve Ely, Gemma Chan reading Five Ways to Load a Dice by Hannah Lowe, Helen Mcrory reading Stretch Marks by Rebecca Goss andTwo Budgies by Emily Berry (prize winner for Best First Collection), Joe Dixon readingManifesto for the Makeshift by Jacob Polley, Natascha McElhone reading Fieldfare by Marianne Burton and The Vows by Michael Symmons Roberts, Martin Jarvis reading From the Dialysis Ward (extracts) by Hugo Williams and The Byelaws by Glyn Maxwell.

This is the second year that Damien has performed with WordTheatre, his readings always garnering positive reviews from audiences and authors alike. We have a feeling this is not the last time his reading performance skills will be called on and he will be captivating audiences with spellbinding storytelling for years to come.

 

Have you been a lucky audience member at one of Damiens’ readings? come and tell us about it here

Visit the Offical WordTheatre website here

Read more about the Forward Prizes 2013 here

 
 

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Listen to a recording of Damien reading at the Forward Prizes

From 'War Reporter' by Dan O'Brien (31.44-33.12)

The Coal Jetty by Sinéad Morrissey (38.25-41.00)

 

https://soundcloud.com/southbankcentre/the-forward-prizes-for-poetry



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We don't promote commercially here at the Forum but I know i am not alone in searching for this for ages....and at last... 'War Reporter' (the collection of poems by Dan O'Brien from which Damien read the titular poem for Forward Prizes earlier this year) is available to buy!


War Reporter by Dan O'brien | Buy online

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How come when I played the reading, just as I was getting to Damien it stopped. Did that happen for anyone else?


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it still works for me glofigs, how strange maybe try again later or in a different browser?

 

Ordered my copy of Dan O'brien's book today, I am looking forward to reading the poem snd the rest of the collection.



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Will do! Thanks for the tip!



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My all time fave Hal line (just love the way he says it)

"We've been played! My God! We've been played!"

"Annie's getting hysterical downstairs and I'm not enjoying it"

"kill me. Kill me now. You can tell Annie that I attacked you or something"

"“Were you guys talking about me? I heard ‘clearly gorgeous’” 

 "Yes because otherwise you are quite the catch"

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Listening to the poem from War Reporter again, it's great to have a context to put it in.  I will definately have to get the collection now.



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what is the time mark for his poem fifi?

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My all time fave Hal line (just love the way he says it)

"We've been played! My God! We've been played!"

"Annie's getting hysterical downstairs and I'm not enjoying it"

"kill me. Kill me now. You can tell Annie that I attacked you or something"

"“Were you guys talking about me? I heard ‘clearly gorgeous’” 

 "Yes because otherwise you are quite the catch"

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Glofigs - the 2nd post in this thread has the recording embeded, and the time mark for both poems.



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thanks fifi! :)

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My all time fave Hal line (just love the way he says it)

"We've been played! My God! We've been played!"

"Annie's getting hysterical downstairs and I'm not enjoying it"

"kill me. Kill me now. You can tell Annie that I attacked you or something"

"“Were you guys talking about me? I heard ‘clearly gorgeous’” 

 "Yes because otherwise you are quite the catch"

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I haven't heard these before! so lovely! I can hear him read all day! its so soothing. wish they were longer, but they are poems so i get why they are not.

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My all time fave Hal line (just love the way he says it)

"We've been played! My God! We've been played!"

"Annie's getting hysterical downstairs and I'm not enjoying it"

"kill me. Kill me now. You can tell Annie that I attacked you or something"

"“Were you guys talking about me? I heard ‘clearly gorgeous’” 

 "Yes because otherwise you are quite the catch"

 
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