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Ciaran Berry & James Harpur: Cork Poetry Festival


Thursday 21 Mar 2019, 19:00 to 21:00
Location:

Cork Arts Theatre
Carroll's Quay
Shandon
Cork
Ireland

Description:

Ciaran Berry and James Harpur will read at Cork Poetry Festival. Tickets are 5 euros and can be bought here. 

Ciaran Berry was born in Dublin in 1971 and grew up in Carna, County Galway and Falcarragh, County Donegal. He received his B.A. from the University of Ulster and his MFA from New York University and was awarded a New York Times Fellowship. His poems have been widely published in American and Irish journals and selected for Best New Poets 2006 and Best American Poetry 2008The Sphere of Birds won the Crab Orchard Series Award of Southern Illinois University Press, the 2008 Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize and the inaugural Michael Murphy Memorial Award, 2011. In 2012 he received a Whiting Writers' Award for poetry. His subsequent collections are The Dead Zoo (2013) and Liner Notes (2018). Berry now lives in Connecticut and teaches at Trinity College in Hartford.

James Harpur's latest book, The White Silhouette (2018), is published by Carcanet. He has had five books of poetry published by Anvil Press, including Angels and Harvesters (2012), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The Dark Age (2007), which won the 2009 Michael Hartnett Award. Other prizes and bursaries include the 1995 British National Poetry Competition, two Arts Council of Ireland Bursaries, a Society of Authors Bursary, an Eric Gregory Award, and a Hawthornden Fellowship. His poems have been published in national newspapers such as The Irish Times, the Guardian and the Independent and broadcast on national radio, including RTE 1 and BBC Radio 4. He has been included in many anthologies, such as The Forward Book of Poetry (Faber 2001), Staying Alive (Bloodaxe 2008), and The Best of Irish Poetry (Southword Editions 2009). He lives in West Cork, Ireland, and is a member of Aosdána. 

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