Poet and Editor Maurice Riordan to Read at UCC
Thursday, November 5, at 6pm, in West Wing 9.
Cork born Maurice Riordan will read from his work in the second of the School of English’s autumn reading series at UCC.
A prize-winning poet and an alumnus of UCC, Riordan has published four collections of poetry, all with Faber and Faber: A Word from the Loki (1995) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize; Floods (2000) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award and Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. His latest collection, The Water Stealer, was shortlisted for the 2013 T.S. Eliot Prize.
Riordan is also an accomplished editor and translator. He has edited several anthologies of poetry on scientific and ecological themes. He has translated the work of Maltese poet Immanuel Misfud and adapted the work of Jose Letria from the Portuguese. He is also the editor of the influential Poetry Review.
He has taught creative writing extensively, both at Goldsmiths College and Imperial College, and he is currently Professor of Poetry at Sheffield Hallam University.
The reading, jointly sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre and UCC Library, will take place on Thursday, November 5, at 6pm in West Wing 9.
Admission is free and all are welcome.