PoetryIreland 2019Review - Page 4

Live Literature at 11 Parnell Square
Our busy live literature
programme continued to
attract interest from diverse
audiences throughout 2019.
Cannon, Kathleen McCracken and
Colm Keegan amongst a long list of
We celebrated events including
International Women’s Day, World
Storytelling Day, the Day of the
Imprisoned Writer and Bloomsday.
Our open mic night, Lemme Talk,
grew from strength to strength during
the year and featured guest performers
included Demi Anter, Cormac Fitz and Publisher Carcanet celebrated
Erin Fornoff.
its 50th birthday with a day-long
event at Poetry Ireland and we also
The number of book launches at Poetry played host to ‘Patricia Lockwood in
Ireland during 2019 is a testament
conversation with Sally Rooney’ and
to the strength of poetry writing in
‘Mary O’Malley in conversation with
Ireland at the moment. We hosted
Marina Carr’.
launches from writers including
Emmet O’Brien, Rita Ann Higgins,
We presented a number of events
Stephen Sexton, Jane Clarke, Dairena as gaeilge, including events in
Ní Chinnéide, Pat Boran, Eiléan Ní
partnership with IMRAM, Comhar,
Chuilleanáin and many more.
Coiscéim and Aontas na Scríbhneoirí
Gaeilge. Bhi áthas mór orainn roinnt
We also hosted readings with poets
imeachtaí as gaeilge a chur i láthair
such as Mikiro Sasaki, Doris Kareva,
le IMRAM, Comhar, Coiscéim agus
Paul Muldoon, Paula Meehan, Moya
Aontas na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge.
Cormac Fitz performing at
Lemme Talk

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