2014 Readings & Seminars Programme

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Wednesday, 12 February

 

Irish Examiner Tuesday Poems reading
4pm, Farmgate Café, The English Market
Admission: FREE with purchase of a beverage.

Irish Examiner


A reading by a selection of poets who have contributed to the Irish Examiner poetry feature.

 

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Cyphers Showcase 7pm, Cork Arts Theatre
FREE WITH PURCHASE OF JOURNAL--OR--Tickets available at door or purchased individually below.

Cyphers

 
 

 

 

A presentation of the latest issue of the periodical Cyphers with a talk about its history and readings from some contributors.

 

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Matthew Geden & John McAuliffe 8.30pm, Cork Arts Theatre
Tickets available at door or purchased individually below.

Matthew GedenJohn McAuliffe

 
 

 

Reading and discussion by two Irish poets.

Matthew Geden's most recent collection, The Place Inside, was published by Dedalus Press in 2012, other books include Swimming to Albania (Bradshaw, 2009) and Autumn: Twenty Poems by Guillaume Apollinaire from Lapwing in 2003.

John McAuliffe grew up in Listowel, studied at NUI Galway and now teaches poetry at the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing. He is chief poetry critic for the Irish Times and his books, including Of All Places which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in 2011, are published by The Gallery Press.

 

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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin & Macdara Woods 10.00pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Eilean Ní ChuilleanáinMacdara Woods

 
 
 

A reading and discussion by two Irish poets.

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin was a founder member of Cyphers literary journal. She has won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Irish Times Award for Poetry, the O’Shaughnessy Award of the Irish-American Cultural Institute and the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her Selected Poems was co-published by Faber & Faber and the Gallery Press.

Macdara Woods has published a number of collections with the Dedalus Press including his Selected Poems (1996) and The Nightingale Water and Knowledge in the Blood (2002). A member of Aosdána, his latest collection of poems is The Cotard Dimension (2011) while Collected Poems appeared in September 2012.

 

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Festival Club 11.00pm - 12.30am, Cork Arts Theatre. Admission: FREE.

 

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Thursday, 13 February

 

Poetry FilmsPoetry Films
4pm, Cork Arts Theatre
Admission: FREE


A screening of poetry films, featuring work by classic and contemporary poets including W.H. Auden, Billy Collins, Elizabeth Bishop, Yeats, Shabnam Piryaei, Ian Duhig, Liz Berry and Alice Oswald.

 

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THE SHOp Showcase 7pm, Cork Arts Theatre
FREE WITH PURCHASE OF JOURNAL--OR--Tickets available at door or purchased individually below.

The SHOp

 
 
 

 

A presentation of the latest issue of THE SHOp with a talk about its history and readings from some contributors.

 

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Patrick Deeley & Celia de Fréine 8.30 pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Patrick DeeleyCelia de Freine

 
 
 

A reading and discussion by two Irish poets.

Patrick Deeley is a native of Loughrea, County Galway.  A major retrospective of his work, Groundswell: New and Selected Poems, appeared from Dedalus Press in 2013.  He has won a number of literary awards and been published in over thirty anthologies in Ireland and abroad. 

Celia de Fréine is a poet, playwright, screenwriter and librettist who writes in Irish and English. Her awards include the Patrick Kavanagh Award (1994), the British Comparative Literature Association Translation Award (1999) and Gradam Litríochta Chló Iar-Chonnachta (2004). Her sixth poetry collection cuir amach seo dom : riddle me this was published by Arlen House in 2013.

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David Harsent & Leanne O'Sullivan 10pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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davidLeanne O'Sullivan

 

 

 

A reading and discussion by English and Irish poets.

David Harsent has published nine full collections of poetry and several limited
editions, and has received a number of literary awards, including the Eric Gregory
Award, the Geoffrey Faber Award, the Cheltenham Festival Prize, two Arts Council Bursaries and a Society of Authors Travel Fellowship.

Leanne O'Sullivan has published three collections, all from Bloodaxe, Waiting for My Clothes (2004), Cailleach: The Hag of Beara (2009), winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2010, and The Mining Road (2013). She was given the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award in 2009 and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry in 2011.

 

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Festival Club 11.00pm - 12.30am, Cork Arts Theatre. Admission: FREE.

 

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Friday, 14 February

 

 

Craft talk with Matthew Sweeney 4pm, Cork Arts Theatre
Tickets available at door or purchased individually below.

 

sweeney

 

Matthew Sweeney is currently based in Cork, having previously been resident in Berlin, Timişoara and, for a long time, London. He has published several collections including The Night Post (2010), Black Moon (2007), Sanctuary (2004) and Selected Poems (2002). Bilingual collections of Sweeney’s work came out in Germany and Holland in 2008. Earlier translations appeared in Mexico, Romania, Latvia and Slovakia. Recent publications include Horse Music, a poetry collection from Bloodaxe (2013); and Death Comes for the Poets, a novel co-written with John Hartley-Williams.


 

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Dermot Bolger & John W. Sexton 7pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Dermot BolgerJohn W Sexton

 
 
 

Reading and discussion with two Irish poets.

Dermot Bolger's ninth collection of poems, The Venice Suite: A Voyage Through Loss, was published in 2012 and his New and Selected Poems will appear in late 2014. He is also a playwright, anthologist and founded Raven Arts Press.

John W. Sexton is the author of five collections of poetry, the most recent being The Offspring of the Moon (Salmon Poetry). His poem The Green Owl won the Listowel Poetry Prize 2007. Also in 2007 he was awarded a Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry.

 

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Linda Maria Baros & Dorta Jagić 8.30pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Linda Maria BarosDorta Jagic

 
 
 

Reading and discussion with two European poets.

Linda Maria Baros is a French-language poet, translator and literary critic, one of the most powerful new voices on today’s poetry scene. She has published two poetry collections in Romanian and three more in French. She lives in Paris, France.

Dorta Jagić won the Goran Award for Young Poets with her debut collection Head Under the Sheets in 1999. She subsequently published two books Tamogachi Died in My Arms (2002) and Devil and the Spinister – Confessions (2003).

 

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Jean Hanff Korelitz & Paul Muldoon 10.00pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Jean Hanff  Korelitz
Paul Muldoon

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Reading and discussion with an American and an Irish poet.

Jean Hanff Korelitz was raised and born in New York. Her publishing debut was in 1989 with the poetry collection The Properties of Breath. Since then she has published four novels including A Jury of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose and Admission which was made into a movie starring Tina Fey in 2013.

Paul Muldoon has published over thirty collections and won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. He held the post of Oxford Professor of Poetry from 1999 to 2004. He is also the president of the Poetry Society (U.K.) and Poetry Editor at The New Yorker.

 

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Festival Club 11.00pm - 1.30am, Cork Arts Theatre. Admission: FREE.

 

 

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Saturday, 15 February

Southword Journal Showcase 2.45pm, Cork Arts Theatre
Admission: FREE

Southword Journal

A presentation of the latest issue of the online journal Southword with a talk about its history and readings from some contributors. Southword will be projected onto large screen.

 

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Gregory O’Donoghue Prize Giving & Prebooked Readings 4pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Gregory O'Donoghue

 
 
 

At this event the winner of the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize will receive the prize and have the opportunity to read from a selection of their poems.

The Emerging Poets Reading showcases five writers of talent who have yet to
publish a full-length collection of poems.

 

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Alan Gillis & Leontia Flynn 7pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Alan GillisLeontia Flynn

 
 
 

Reading and discussion with two Northern Ireland poets.

Alan Gillis is Lecturer in English at Edinburgh University, and editor of Edinburgh Review. His first collection, Somebody, Somewhere (2004) was short-listed for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and received the Rupert and Eithne Strong Award for best first collection. Hawks and Doves (2007), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. In 2010 he published Here Comes the Night.

Leontia Flynn’s first collection, These Days, won the Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection, and her most recent, Profit and Loss, was Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. She has also won the Rooney Prize and the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Prize for Irish poetry. She lives in Belfast where she is Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

 

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Michelle O'Sullivan & Maurice Riordan 8.30pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Michelle O'SullivanMaurice Riordan

 
 
 

Reading and discussion with two Irish poets.

Michelle O’Sullivan has a BA and MA from the University of Hertfordshire and worked in England as a primary teacher. Married with two children, she lives now in County Mayo and works as a home tutor. Michelle is a recipient of Mayo County Council’s Bursary Award. She received the 2013 Shine Strong Award for her debut collection The Blue End of Stars.

Maurice Riordan's first collection, A Word from the Loki (1995) was nominated for the T. S. Eliot Prize. Floods (2000) was a Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times. The Holy Land (2007) won the Michael Hartnett Award. He is current editor of Poetry Review. His latest book is The Water Stealer.

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Billy Ramsell & Amy Gerstler 10.00pm, Cork Arts Theatre
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Billy Ramsellamy

 
 
 

Reading and discussion with an American and an Irish poet.

Billy Ramsell's debut collection, Complicated Pleasures, was published by the Dedalus Press in 2007. He was awarded the 2012 Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary. He has judged the Shine Strong Award and he edits the Irish section of the website Poetry International. His second collection The Architect’s Dream of Winter will soon be published by Dedalus.

Amy Gerstler is the author of art reviews, books reviews, fiction, and various journal articles.  Her books of poetry include: Dearest Creature (Penguin, 2009); Ghost Girl (2004); Medicine (2000), finalist for the Phi Beta Kappa Poetry Award; Crown of Weeds (1997); Nerve Storm (1995); Bitter Angel (1990), winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The True Bride (1986).

 

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Festival Club 11.00pm - 1.30am, Cork Arts Theatre. Admission: FREE.

 

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