Liz Quirke Joins Department of English as Fixed-Term Poetry Lecturer

17 Nov 2021

UCC English Department is delighted that Liz Quirke is joining us as fixed-term lecturer in Poetry. 

 A poet and scholar from Kerry with two collections from Salmon Poetry (The Road, Slowly in 2018 and How We Arrive in Winter in 2021), Liz is an Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, a Galway Doctoral Fellow and is completing a PhD through Creative Practice in Poetry on Queer Kinship in Contemporary Poetry. She is one of the founders of, a social history and literary project that has been archived by UCD and funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. Quirke’s poems have been described in The Irish Times as “hard-won poems that rise out of a larger silence, re-doing the lyrics of Máire Mhac an tSaoi and Eavan Boland for 21st-century Ireland” and How We Arrive In Winter has been described as “brilliant and deeply moving” and an “affecting and assured book, written from the frontlines of mourning, but attuned, too, to the possibility of a future as in The Promise of Sweetbread which ends with the epiphany that ‘there has never been/ such a call/ for light/ as this.” 

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