The Sunday Session series continues at Books Upstairs with Peter Sirr, Mary O’Malley and Adam Wyeth. 

Sunday 8 March
Books Upstairs, 17 D’Olier Street, Dublin 2
Free admission. All welcome.

Peter Sirr’s most recent collections are The Gravity Wave (2019), recently shortlisted for the Farmgate Poetry Award and a Poetry Book Society recommendation and, Sway (2016), versions of poems from the troubadour tradition. The Rooms (2014) was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Pigott Poetry Prize. The Thing Is (2009), was awarded the Michael Hartnett Prize in 2011. RTE has broadcast a number of his radio dramas. He lives in Dublin and is a member of Aosdána.

Mary O’Malley has published nine books of poetry, including Valparaiso (Carcanet, 2012), which arose from her residency on the national marine research ship, and Playing The Octopus (Carcanet, 2016). She is a member of Aosdána and has won a number of awards for her poetry, including the 2016 Arts Council University of Limerick Writer’ s Fellowship.Her ninth collection, Gaudent Angeli, was be published by Carcanet in 2019. She is also working on a memoir of childhood, and essays on place.

Adam Wyeth is an award-winning poet, playwright and essayist. Silent Music (Salmon 2011) was Highly Commended by the Forward Poetry Prize. The Hidden World of Poetry (2013) contains poems from Ireland’s leading poets followed by essays that unpack each poem and explore its Celtic mythological references. The Art of Dying (2016) was named as an Irish Times Book of the Year. In 2019 he received The Kavanagh Fellowship. about:blank, his third collection will be published in May.

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