Kathleen McCracken (Canada/Ireland) was due to read at the 2020 John Hewitt International Summer School as part of a presentation with the filmmaker & musician, John T. Davis.
Kathleen was born in Ontario and has lived in Northern Ireland since 1992. She is the author of seven collections of poetry including “Blue Light, Bay and College” (Penumbra Press, 1991, shortlisted for the 1992 Governor General's Award for Poetry, Canada), “A Geography of Souls” (Thistledown Press, 2002), “Moonclaves” (Exile Editions, 2007) and “Tattoo Land” (Exile Editions, 2009). A bilingual English/Portuguese edition of her poetry, “Double Self Portrait with Mirror: New and Selected Poems”, featuring a preface by Medbh McGuckian, was published by Editora Ex Machina (Brazil). In 2019 she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing, for her poem ‘Chironomy’
Kathleen is the recipient of the University of Toronto Review’s Editor's Choice Award for Poetry, the Anne Szumigalski Editor's Prize, several Ontario Arts Council awards and an Individual Artist Award from the Northern Ireland Arts Council, and she has given readings in Canada, Ireland, Portugal, Brazil, the United Kingdom and the United States. Kathleen is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at Ulster University
Kathleen’s website: http://www.kathleenmccrackenpoetry.com/books.html
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