Poetry Reading and In Conversation with Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin: 6.00pm Monday 13th May Venue: Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York Heslington West Campus
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin is one of the leading Irish poets of today, as well as Professor Emerita at Trinity College, Dublin, specialising in Renaissance Literature, and currently Ireland Professor of Poetry. She has published eight collections of poetry as well as translations from Irish, Romanian and other languages. She is a pioneering Irish poet, who speaks of ‘an awareness of foreignness as a sea we are always starting to climb ashore from.’ She has been hugely influential figure for Irish women poets, and has a voice and vision unlike any other, producing poems that are earthed in the everyday but remap the borders between the natural and legendary, the historical and supernatural, the self and world in the most exhilarating and inventive ways.
This is a Writers at York event.
Writers at York is a lively programme of readings and workshops, which bring to York the exciting new voices and some of the most important contemporary writers. Events in recent years have featured poets Denise Riley, Alice Oswald, and Seamus Heaney, playwright David Edgar, novelists Graham Swift, Emma Donoghue, J. M. Coetzee, Booker-shortlisted novelist (and York PhD student) Fiona Mozley, and many others.