Kerry Hardie by Seán HardieCork International Poetry Festival presents John Ennis & Kerry Hardie (moderated by Matthew Geden)

Fri, 14 May 2021
19:30 – 20:30 IST
Tickets €0 – €2

Cork International Poetry Festival hosts six days of events with a wide range of talks, discussions and readings.

John Ennis has published twenty books of poetry; his latest include The Carra Days (2018), Turangalîla-Palestine (2019) and Going Home to Wyoming: Later Selected Poems 2000-2020 (2020). He edited Green Carnations / Glas na Gile (2020). His poetry has been translated into Spanish, French and Japanese. His work has appeared in fifteen poetry anthologies and is referenced in studies of Irish Literature including Robert Hogan’s Dictionary of Irish Literature and The Oxford Companion to Irish Literature. Works in progress include his poems Speaking of the Doves and haiku with Maki Starfield and Kika Hotta.

Kerry Hardie’s eighth collection Where Now Begins was published in November, 2020, her second collection with Bloodaxe Books. The previous title, The Zebra Stood in The Night, was shortlisted for The Irish Times Award. Her six collections with the Gallery Press include Selected Poems (2011), Only This Room (2009), The Silence Came Close (2006) and A Furious Place (1996). She has won many prizes (including the Michael Hartnett Award, a Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Suspended Sentence Award, The Laurence O’Shaughnessy Award). She lives in Kilkenny with her husband Seán, and is a member of Aosdána.

Matthew Geden (moderator) is a poet living in Kinsale, County Cork since 1990. Since that time his poetry, essays, reviews and interviews have been published in numerous magazines, newspapers, journals and anthologies. His collections include The Place Inside (Dedalus Press, 2012) and Fruit (SurVision Books, 2020). In November 2019 he was Writer in Residence at Nanjing Literature Centre, China. He is currently Writer in Residence for Cork County Library and Arts Service.

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