Caitríona Ní Chléirchín Poetry Day Ireland event
Award Winning Poet and Monaghan native, Caitríona Ní Chléirchín joins Monaghan Library online for Poetry Day Ireland at 7.30pm, Thursday 29 April 2021.
Caitríona Ní Chléirchín grew up in Gortmoney, Emyvale, in County Monaghan. She has published two collections in Irish, both from Coiscéim, Crithloinnir which won the Oireachtas Prize for New Writers in 2010 and An Bhrídeach Sí which was a joint winner of the Michael Hartnett Award in 2015. She is also a critic and an Irish Language and Literature lecturer in DCU. In 2020 she published her first collection, The Talk of the Town, with The Gallery Press, a bilingual collection of poems in Irish translated into English by Peter Fallon.
Caitríona Ni Chléirchín poetic credentials were secured when her first poetry collection, Crithloinnir (Coiscéim), won the Oireachtas Prize for New Writers in 2010. Her reputation was consolidated when An Bhrídeach Sí (Coiscéim, 2014) was awarded the 2015 Michael Hartnett Prize. Her adroit, often feminist, literary critiques are widely published. However, such are the vicissitudes of writing in a minority language that it was not until her poems appeared in Calling Cards (The Gallery Press, 2018), an anthology of younger Irish-language writers, that the verve of her sustained achievement reached a wide readership. Now, with The Talk of the Town, she has attained the prestigious milestone of a selected volume, a judicious sweep of a life’s work translated by Peter Fallon. — Mary Shine Thompson, Poetry Ireland Review