Second of the four part Poetry Reading Series with poets Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (Kerry) and Laura Accerboni (Italy)

7 Mar 2017

Tuesday 7th March, 6pm, in O'Rahilly Building G27

Join us for the second of our four-part Poetry Reading Series - Tuesday 7th March, 6pm in ORB G27.  We're delighted to host award winning poets Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh (Kerry) and Laura Accerboni (Italy).  Translations in English provided.  Admission free, all welcome!


Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry and writes in the Irish language.  In 2012 her poem ‘Deireadh na Feide’ won the O’Neill Poetry Prize. ‘Filleadh ar an gCathair’ was chosen as Ireland’s EU Presidency poem in 2013 and was shortlisted in 2015 for RTE’s ‘A Poem for Ireland’. Coiscéim published her first book Péacadh (2008) and Tost agus Allagar (2016). A bilingual collection, The Coast Road, has just been published by The Gallery Press, with English translations by thirteen poets.


Laura Accerboni was born in Genoa and now lives in Lugano.  In 2010 she published her collection Attorno a ciò che non è stato (Achille Marazza Prize, Opera Prima 2012) with Edizioni del Leone, and in 2015 her collection La parte dell’annegato with Edizioni Nottetempo.  She has won several national and international literary awards and has read her work at many festivals such as Poetry International Rotterdam (NL), Felix Poetry Festival (Belgium), Goran’s Spring (Croatia), Struga Poetry Evenings (Macedonia), Internationales Literaturfestival (Leukerbad, CH), Babel Festival (Bellinzona, CH), ChiassoLetteraria (CH).

English Department

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O'Rahilly Building, University College Cork, Cork. Ireland