POEMS OF REPOSSESSION & THE COAST ROAD
The Irish World Heritage Centre and The Centre for New Writing at the
University of Manchester are delighted to bring to Manchester, Louis De Paor and Ailbhe Ní Ghairbuigh, to deliver a unique and exciting poetry
event, showcasing the best in modern and contemporary Irish language
poetry and poetry in bi-lingual Irish-English translation.
Louis and Ailbhe will be joined in their reading and book launch by
translators of the individual poems and accomplished poets, Vona
Groarke, John McAuliffe and Billy Ramsell.
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh was born in Kerry and writes in
the Irish language. She has read at festivals in New York, Paris, Montréal, Berlin and Ballyferriter. In 2012 her
poem ‘Deireadh na Feide’ won the O’Neill Poetry Prize.
‘Filleadh ar an gCathair’, chosen as Ireland’s EU
Presidency poem in 2013 was shortlisted in 2015 for
RTE’s ‘A Poem for Ireland’. Coiscéim published her first
book Péacadh (2008) and Tost agus Allagar (2016).
Her bilingual collection, The Coast Road (The Gallery
Press, 2016) includesEnglish translations by thirteen
Louis de Paor has been involved with the contemporary renaissance of poetry in Irish since 1980 . Four times winner of the Oireachtas prize for the best collection of poems in Irish, he lived in Australia from 1987 to 1996. Collections include Ag greadadh bas sa reilig/Clapping in the Cemetery (Cló Iar-Chonnacht, 2005), a bilingual volume, agus rud eile de/and another thing (2010), The brindled cat and the nightingale’s tongue (Bloodaxe, 2014). We are delighted to support the UK launch of Leabhar na hAthghabhála/Poems of Repossession (Bloodaxe, 2016)