Evening Readings: Michael Longley
The Great Book of Ireland features poetic texts from some of Ireland’s leading writers.
The Great Book of Ireland features poetic texts from some of Ireland’s leading writers. Throughout the exhibition, the Glucksman will host free public readings by some of the contributing poets to celebrate the many voices collected in the manuscript. Michael Longley (b.1939, Belfast) is a central figure in contemporary Irish poetry. A forceful figure within the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, where he founded the literary programme, he is one of the 200 distinguished artists who are members of Aosdána. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a recipient of the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the Wilfred Owen Award. In addition, he has won the Whitbread Prize, the T S Eliot Prize, the Hawthornden Prize, the Irish Times Irish Literature Prize for Poetry and the Librex Montale Prize. He was made a C.B.E. in the Queen's Birthday honours 2010.
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|