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Kei Miller: Cuirt Poetry Festival


Friday 24 Apr 2020, 19:15 to 21:00
Location:

1 Courthouse Square
Galway
Connacht
Ireland

Description:

Cúirt brings together two leading poetic voices, Carolyn Forché and Kei Miller, foran evening of groundbreaking poetry.

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcasteroriginally from Kingston, Jamaica. His many books include the novel Augustown(2016) and poetry collection The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (2014)which won the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection in 2014. In 2010, theInstitute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributionsto Literature.In Nearby Bushes (2019), his most recent collection is a wise, colourful andunflinching look at contemporary Jamaica; a world in which it is both possible tohide and to heal, a landscape as much marked by magic as it is by murder. Millerhas fast become one of Britain and Jamaica's most revered poets. Of Miller, PoetLaureate of Jamaica, Lorna Goodison said 'Raise high the roofbeams, here comesa strong new presence in poetry'. An incredible reader, he is not to be missed!

Carolyn Forché is a celebrated writer of poetry, essays and creative non-fiction.Her first collection in seventeen years, In the Lateness of the World (2020) is atenebrous book of crossings, of migrations across oceans and borders but alsobetween the present and the past, life and death. The poems call to the readerfrom the end of the world, where they are sifting through the aftermath of history.Carolyn Forché has witnessed, thought about, and put into poetry some of themost devastating events of twentieth-century world history and first coined thephrase 'poetry of witness'. 

Tickets are 15/13 euros and can be bought here.  

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