102% Funded


Target: €1950


€2,005 Raised


96 Funders

PB4 (Issue 4 of The Poetry Bus Mag)

By The Poetry Bus


The Poetry Bus is a magazine of the people, by the people, for the people.  It aims for the highest standards and broadest horizons. But we can't survive without you. Your goodwill and generosity have launched us from zero to pretty high into the Poetry World.  We are a very lively stone thrown into a stagnant pond like a brick through a window. The ripple effect is amazing!

Only a handful of PB2's remain. PB1 and PB3 are SOLD OUT. Help us to keep going, to keep changing,keep innovating, challenging, prodding and poking!

Still the only mag with an audio CD we are now going for MORE music, MORE poems, MORE illustrations,and NEW to PB, reviews,interviews, articles and a strip cartoon! Yabba Dabba Feckin Do help us. Help us put more first time poets and artists together with the likes of Roddy Doyle, Lemn Sissay, George Szirtes, Ian Duhig, in a top quality mag that all can be proud to be in and to have to have an equal chance of being in. Help us promote creativity and positivity for all in these recessionary times. It is all up to YOU the people, without you we are nothing.

Issue 4 is going perfect bound with ISBN number and the most amazing poetry art and music of any edition so far. Amazeballs!

Very best wishes,




Thank you for your patience precious funders! PB4 has arrived and is looking magnificent! We are busy burning and attaching CD's and stuffing envelopes and finding addresses and drinking tea with chocolate digestives and your reward will be winging its way to your part of the planet any day now,we hope you LOVE it! We KNOW you will love it! Yabba Dabba Doo! Peadar.

Not long now!

Dear funders, a million thanks not only for your generosity but also for your patience! PB4 had a wonderful launch at The Space Inside Arts Night in Wicklow sailing club on 5th Feb..Poets Dimitra Xidous, Paul T Dillon, Fiona Bolger, Clodagh O'Brien,Laura Cleary read their poems from the mag and Stuart Wilde performed (with a capital P) his song from the CD.A mighty time was had by all. The first print run of the mag was faulty so PB4 is back at the printers but should be ready next week. I will post them as soon as I have them!! Look out for the postman.....Soon! Best wishes, Peadar.


Apologies for the long wait dear funders. PB4 is almost ready to roll, we got the proof copy back from the printers yesterday and a few tweeks are needed before the presses can roar into action. So for now eat drink and be merry, sit back relax and enjoy your Christmas and let's welcome 2013 with the mighty roar of PB4! 130 perfect bound pages will crash-land onto your doormat crammed to bursting point with the energy of amazing eclectic poetry, illustrations, reviews, articles and a cartoon strip, PLUS a scintillating 12 track CD of spoken word and music tracks! Life may never be the same again!

And now the end is near..

What an epic campaign this has been, and what a mighty response from ALL of you.€2005 pledged in just 2 weeks is incredible and I can't thank you enough.I've started going through the poems now that the target has been met and it is very exciting to see the material taking shape. The illustrations are amazing and the music tracks are wonderful.It is going to be an amazing issue thanks to all the brilliant talented poets, artists and musicians and to you the pledgers for supporting the arts for suppoprting poetry, for supporting this bus and making it all possible! Your reward is coming...soon! Yabba Dabba Doo! Very best wishes, Peadar.

46 minutes to go!! Final pledges!

Just in time to thank the final few pledgers! Thanks a million to Anonymous and his/her brother/sister Anonymous, to Brona Cousins (the pledge that reached the target!) to Danielle McLoughlin, Ian Smith, Jane Leonard and Yvonne Culle. THANK YOU!!


Crossed the finish line today with a day to go! Wow! You have all been amazing by pledging and supporting this project. I can't wait now to see this magazine in print ! A lot of work to be done BUT thanks to you PB4 is going to be created and it's going to be AMAZEBALLS! A huge thanks to each and every one of you.(And the 13 anonymous pledgers, always interesting to discover your true identities!!) Here is the roll of honour! Alan Murphy Lane Ashfeldt John Kenny Ken Keating Teresa Elford Elizabeth Reapy Sharon Frye Carol Swanson Ariel Dawn Phillip Larrea Mike Gallagher Michael Corrigan Jeremiah O'Malley Vick Ind scaldo helena willcox Anne Tannam Philip Lynch Louise Phillips Dale Houstman brendan mccormack Jessie Lendennie Brenda Cusack john saunders Aine Finegan niall o connor Conor O'Reilly Cindy Warren Maurice Devitt taidgh lynch Anna Livia Review Laura Cleary Tomas O Carthaigh Brona Cousins Bertha Rogers Clodagh O'Brien PC Vandall Marybeth Rua Hilary Wakeman Evelyn Walsh Raymond McGovern Jnr Bamboo Sessions Stephen James Smith Eamon Mc Guinness Alan Garvey Alison O'Brien Liz Quirke Kate Dempsey Arthur Broomfield Martin McNicholl Michael Touhey Liz Gallagher Ruth Gallagher Wurm im apfel Dimitra Xidous J F Griffin Frances Wall Lance Nizami David R Morgan Eileen Connolly Vivienne Baillie James O'Sullivan Elaine Cosgrove Nessa O'Mahony Martha Kight Helene Cardona Crona Gallagher karen o'shea Susan Eisner Eleanor Hooker Colm Keegan Paul Bregazzi Angela Beese Alan McMonagle Triona Walsh Mike Igoe Fiona Bolger Kevin Desmond Pamela Stott

I can't take much more!

We are SO close and still not there, but what a fantastic adventure this is! It is going to be a fight to the finish. Two days left and €113 needed. Again a huge thanks to everyone and more thanks to the new pledgers! Anonymous (so many of you with the same name!) Alam McGonagle, Liz Quirke, Brendan McCormac, Anonymous,Anonymous, Colm Keegan, Aine Finegan,Bamboo Sessions, Anonymous, Liz Gallagher, Lance Nizami, Teresa Elford, Frances Wall, Martin Mc Nichol, Evelyn Walsh. THANK YOU! THank YOU!!

Squeaky Bum Time!

So it's Squeaky Bum Time as Alex Ferguson says! This one is going down to the wire BUT we've been here before, we are seasoned campaigners, we're gonna hold our nerve and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat!! A million thanks to everyone and extra thanks to new pledgers: Ken Keating, Crona Gallagher, Ruth Gallagher,JF Griffin,Kate Dempsey,Mike Gallagher, John Kenny, Scaldo,Triona Walsh. THANK YOU! I think 76 pledgers and €1456 in 11 days is a mighty response and just a final push will get us gasping over the line.If you have any family jewels, now might be the time to sell them! Ha Ha!

Five and a half days left €640 left to raise!

It's the best of times, it's the worst of times! Getting closer but time is short! A million thanks to everyone who has shown support by pledging and more thanks to the latest bussers, Clodagh O'Brien, Conor O'Reilly, Martha Kight, Kevin Desmond, Hilary Wakeman, Ariel Dawn, Jeremiah O'Malley,Anonymous, Dimitra Xidous, Eamon McGuinness,Elizabeth Reapy, Teresa Elford, and Mike Igoe. THANK YOU a magnificent response in a short period of time. Fingers crossed now for the next few days, it's still possible!

58% funded 8 days left!!

Is this bus half full or half empty?! Delighted to be just over half way to the target but still worried, we need €100 per day for the next 8 days. IT CAN BE DONE! IT MUST BE DONE! : ) A million thanks again to everyone and more thanks to our new pledgers, Nessa O'Mahony, Lane Ashfeldt,Paul Bregazzi,Laura Cleary, anonymous, anonymous and anonymous!! THANK YOU!!


49% of the way to the top of the hill! Can we do it? Huge thanks to new pledgers Susan Eisner, Anna Livia Review, David R Morgan,Elaine Cosgrove, Carol Swanson,Anonymous,Dale Houstman, Angela Beese and Anonymous!! A million thanks to you all!

A few steps nearer, but a LONG way to go!

Many many thanks to new pledgers James O'Sullivan,Brendan McCormac, Anonymous, Cindy Warren, and Brenda Cusack! THANK YOU!! The fat lady hasn't sung yet but the fat man (me!) is cracking up! Tell all you friends, threaten them, beat them up, rob them! Onwards! Peadar.

Tough going lads BUT THANK YOU!!

A million thanks for the kindnessof Philip Lynch,Phillip Larrea, Arthur Broomfield, Alan Murphy,Anne Tannam,Michael Touhey, Eleanor Hooker,Alison O'Brien and Louise Phillips. THANK YOU! €663 pledged another €1287 needed eleven days to go! It's gonna be interesting one way or the other!!

And And And!

Jessie Lendennie and John Saunders! THank you a million!

Day three €631!

A million thanks to new pledgers Karen O'Shea, Stephen James Smith, Helene Wilcox and Helene Cordona! Doing really well, but restful sleep is till a way off.Back now to nail biting, pacing, weeping, wailing and begging people on the internet! Ha Ha HaHa!


That's a nice looking number on day two!Still sweating though! More thanks to Fiona Bolger, Sharon Frye, Maurice Devitt, Ray McGovern jnr, Bertha Rogers and Anonymous!! THANK YOU!!

Running up that hill!

Great momentum! Gotta keep it going! A milion thanks to latest pledgers Tadgh Lynch,Vivienne Baille Gerritson and Alan Garvey!! The sun is shining and we're almost a quarter of the way there.It's going to be tough but we're on the move!!

More thanks!

Thanks Nial O'Connor!


The Bus is rolling! Ok we're going uphill but we gotta keep pushing then it can fly down the other side! A million thanks to those aboard! Michael Corrigan, Wurm Im Apfel,Eileen Connolly,Vick Ind, Pamela Stott,PC Vandal,Tomas O'Cartaigh, Marybeth Rua and Anonympus!

funders (96)

There are 83 public funders of this project

There are 13 anonymous funders of this project