VerseFest, Ottawa’s International Poetry Festival features Peter Sirr in its Transatlantic Showcase.

Saturday 24 March
Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street, Ottawa

Peter Sirr’s most recent collection of poems is Sway, versions of poems from the troubadour tradition, was published in 2016. The Rooms was published by Gallery in 2014 and shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Pigott Poetry Prize. The Thing Is, published by Gallery Press in 2009, was awarded the Michael Hartnett Prize in 2011.

The Gallery Press has also published Marginal Zones, Talk, Talk, Ways of Falling, The Ledger of Fruitful Exchange, Bring Everything, Selected Poems and Nonetheless. A novel for children, Black Wreath, was published in 2014 and RTE has broadcast three of his radio plays. A play for stage, Krakow, won the 2017 Eamon Keane Award at Listowel Writers’ Week. He is a member of Aosdána, the Irish academy of artists and lives in Dublin.

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