PoetryIreland 2019Review - Page 8



International Live Literature
International work included
Poetry Ireland co-presenting
Bualadh BOSton 2019, with
the Irish Writers Centre.
Bualadh BOSton is a literary festival
that brings together some of Ireland’s
finest contemporary writers in
historic Boston. This year’s events
included Alice McDermott & Mike
McCormack, Mary Cregan in
conversation with Catriona Crowe
and Peter Fallon & Aifric MacAodha
(tying in with Calling Cards, a copublication between Poetry Ireland
and The Gallery Press).
Maureen Kennelly, on behalf of
Poetry Ireland, moderated an
event with Marie and Catherine
Heaney and Stephen Rea for the
Irish Embassy, London, as part of St
Brigid’s Day.
St Brigid’s Day event at the Irish
Embassy in London
Poetry Ireland commissioned
Doireann Ní Ghríofa to write a new
poem for the same event which was
premiered in London.
Poets Paul Perry, Aifric MacAodha
and John McAuliffe travelled to the O
Miami Festival on our behalf, which
was also funded by Culture Ireland.
Poetry Ireland was also involved
in ‘An Island Sings’, a new work
performed by six choirs from across
Poetry Ireland was also
the island of Ireland.
involved in ‘An Island
The Association ofSings’
Irish Choirs,
, a new work
Chamber Choir Ireland and Poetry
performed
by six choir
Ireland partnered and
commissioned
fromand
across
composer Elaine Agnew
poet the island
Jessica Traynor to write
a newThe
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Ireland.
for the concert at the National
of Irish Choirs, Chamb
Concert Hall.
Choir Ireland and Poe
Ireland partnered and





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