poetry clips: Ciaran Berry 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Ciaran Berry (Ireland/USA) read at the 2104 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Peter Fallon. 

Ciaran was born in Dublin and grew up in Galway and Donegal. He obtained a BA from the University Ulster before moving to America, where he gained an MFA from New York University and was awarded a New York Times Fellowship. He now lives in Hartford Connecticut, where he teaches at Trinity College. 

He is published by Gallery Press and his debut, Sphere of Birds (2008), 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 second collection, The Dead Zoo, was published in 2013 and was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. His third collection, Liner Notes, was published in October 2018 and further cemented his reputation as one of the most gifted poets of his generation. 

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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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