Evening readings: Ciarán Carson
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. Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, into an Irish-speaking family, poet Ciarán Carson attended Queen’s University, Belfast. He held the position of traditional arts officer of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland from 1975 to 1998 and was appointed director of the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University in 2003. Carson is the author of a number of collections of poetry, including The Irish for No (1987), winner of the Alice Hunt Bartlett Award; Belfast Confetti (1989); First Language: Poems (1994), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; Breaking News (2003), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize; For All We Know (2008); On the Night Watch (2010); and Until Before After (2010). Wake Forest University Press has published his work for American readers, including The Midnight Court (2006), a translation of the 18th- century Irish poet Brian Merriman’s work, and Carson’s own Collected Poems (2009).
|Category:||Arts and Cultural Events: Glucksman Gallery|
|Location:||Lewis Glucksman Gallery|
|Target Audience:||All welcome|
|Admission Price: €||Free|