Monday 1 February 2010

Poetry in the National Gallery

I am a fan of the National Gallery - lovely building, great collection, interesting exhibitions, music and poetry. Even a nice cafe and shop.

Poetry Ireland organise a good list of names for Wednesday lunchtimes at 1:05pm. See here for more details.

And it's Free

Wednesday 3 February - Thomas McCarthy
Poet, novelist, editor and critic Thomas McCarthy has published eight collections of poetry with Anvil Press Poetry. He is former editor of The Cork Review and Poetry Ireland Review

Wednesday 10 February - Caitríona O'Reilly
Poet and critic Caitríona O'Reilly will resume her position as editor of Poetry Ireland Review from issue 101. O'Reilly was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature for The Nowhere Birds (2001, Bloodaxe) and was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award in 2007 for The Sea Cabinet.

Wednesday 17 February - Seamus Heaney
Poet, writer, critic and lecturer Seamus Heaney was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995.

Wednesday 24 February - Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin
Poet, editor, critic and professor Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is a founder editor of literary journal Cyphers. She has won the Patrick Kavanagh Award, the Irish Times Award for Poetry, and the O’Shaughnessy Award of the Irish-American Cultural Institute. Most recently she was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2009 and the Irish Times Poetry Now Award for her collection The Sun-fish.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Spent hours in the National Library last summer. Family history beyond 1846 quest. I didn't realize it was a reading venue. Will be watching when I am home next summer. Thanks!