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Creaturely Poetry with Gail McConnell

  • Barn Gallery 7 Main Street, Hillsborough, BT26 6AE (map)

Admission: £10 | BOOK HERE

Gail McConnell’s debut poetry pamphlet is Fourteen (Green Bottle Press, 2018). Her second pamphlet, Fothermather, explores the interaction between parenthood and queerness (Ink Sweat & Tears, forthcoming 2019). Gail is a lecturer in English at Queen’s University Belfast. She is the author of Northern Irish Poetry and Theology (Palgrave, 2014) and articles on modern Irish poetry. Gail is working on a book which features ‘Type Face’, a long poem published in Blackbox Manifold concerning the experience of reading a Historical Enquiries Team Report.

Participants are asked to please read the following short essay in advance of the workshop: ‘A Tremendous Fish’ by Mark Doty, available at http://poems.com/special_features/prose/essay_doty.php