Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Poetry Reading

A Reading by the poet Vona Groarke.

The School of English UCC is delighted to host the poet Vona Groarke, as part of the ongoing series, Reading Writing, presented in collaboration with UCC Library and the Munster Literature Centre. Published by Gallery Press, Vona Groarke is the author of Shale (1994); Other People’s Houses (1999); Flight (2002); Juniper Street (2006); and Spindrift (2009). In 2008, her version of Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill’s eighteenth-century Irish poem was published as Lament for Art O’Leary. Her most recent collection, X (2014) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Other awards include the Hennessy Award, the Brendan Behan Memorial Prize, the Michael Hartnett Award, Strokestown International Poetry Award, the Stand Magazine Poetry Prize, and runner-up in the Times Literary Supplement Poetry Competition. Her poems have been translated into seven languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese, Portugese and Japanese Vona Groarke was born in the Irish Midlands in 1964. She attended Trinity College, Dublin and University College, Cork. She has lived in Dublin, Cork and Dundalk and has been Writer-in-Residence with the National University at Galway, at Maynooth Unversity and at Wake Forest University in North Carolina; as well as was co-holder of the Heimbold Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University (Spring 2004). In 2010, she was elected to Aosdana. She now lives in Manchester where she teaches in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.

Category: Public Lectures and Seminars: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Time: 6pm
Location: West Wing 5
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Anne FitzGerald

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