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Poetry and Translation: Voices from Galicia, Ireland and Mexico
Organised by the Irish Centre for Galician Studies in collaboration with the research cluster Translation and Creative Practice (CASiLaC), the department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (UCC), and the Cervantes Institute, this symposium brings together a number of poets and translators to share their experiences and to reflect on the challenges of translating poetry. It features two papers on language, identity and the cultural links between Ireland and Galicia presented by poets Olga Novo and Luz Pichel, a poetry translation slam offered by Irish poets and translators Lorna Shaughnessy and Keith Payne, and a public conversation between Lorna Shaughnessy (NUI Galway) and Mexican author Pura López Colomé, who has also translated into Spanish several works of Irish literature, including the poetry of Seamus Heaney.