7.30pm (Doors open from 7.00pm)
Thursday, 11 October
The Harty Room, School of Music, Queen’s University, Belfast BT7 1NN
From There to Here: Ciaran Carson’s Collected Poems, one of the outstanding books of our time, has been followed by four collections of original poems and translations. This new selection, From There to Here, demonstrates the myriad facets of his virtuosity. It is a retrospective of an artist’s work that is characterized at every stage by formal, linguistic and imaginative opulence. Bookended by previously unpublished translations from Irish, the meticulousness of its choices and arrangement reveals and emphasizes, in echoes and mirror images, an essential integrity.
Published on the occasion of his 70th birthday, it is truly a marvel.