Poetry Reading: Two Poets from Northern Ireland
March 25 at 7–9 pm[2h]
Interpretive Center at the Gustavus Arboretum
Irish poet, Anne-Marie Fyfe, (b. Cushendall, Co. Antrim), now living in London, has four collections of poetry including Understudies: New and Selected Poems (Seren Books, 2010); has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize;has run Coffee-House Poetry's readings and workshops at London's Troubadour since 1997, organises the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim, and was chair of the UK-wide Poetry Society from 2006-2009. Anne-Marie's fifth collection No Second Acts is due from Seren Books in 2015.
Irish poet, musician and critic, Cahal Dallat, was born in Ballycastle, County Antrim and now lives in London, where he has reviewed literature and the arts regularly for the TLS and Guardian among others, and has been a contributor to BBC Radio 4's Saturday Review since its inception in 1998. His first poetry collection, Morning Star, was published in 1998, he won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2006 and his latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff Press, 2009).
Anne-Marie and Cahal are extremely active members of two wonderfully diverse literary communities in London and Northern Ireland. They are able to speak to Post-Colonial issue (as they both grew up Catholic during "The Troubles”) and they both are active as literary organizers, critics, and writers.
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