New Directions - Poetry Day IrelandNew Directions: A talk celebrating Irish poets whose roots lie elsewhere

Dedalus Press’ New Irish poetry anthology, featuring poets from elsewhere living in Ireland, cemented a growing community. Hosted by Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan, who was featured in the anthology, New Directions will also feature Grace Wilentz (The Limit of Light) and Polina Cosgrave (My Name Is).

This online event takes place at 8pm, Thursday 29 April as part of Poetry Day Ireland 2021.

Grace Wilentz was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village. A graduate of Harvard University, with postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University College Dublin, she has published poems in The American Poetry Journal, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, The Irish Times and The Seneca Review.  She moved to Ireland in 2005 to study the Irish language and became an Irish citizen in 2015. Her debut collection, The Limit of Light, was published by The Gallery Press in 2020.

Polina Cosgrave was born in Volgograd, Russia in 1988. She earned a degree in Linguistics as a teacher of English and French in Volgograd State Pedagogical University at the Chair of International Communication. She moved to Dublin in 2016 to study literature and got her MFA in American College Dublin, where she was also rewarded The Board of Trustees medal.

Chandrika Narayanan-Mohan is a Dublin-based arts manager, writer, and performer from India, who has also lived in North America, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK. Chandrika was selected for the Irish Writers Centre XBorders programmes in 2018 and 2020. Chandrika is editor of Poetry Ireland’s Trumpet issue 9, and book reviewer for Children’s Books Ireland’s Inis magazine.

 

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