poetry clips: Lorna Shaughnessy 

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

Lorna Shaughnessy (Ireland) read at the 2017 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Jean Bleakney.

Lorna was born in Belfast and lives in Co. Galway, where she is Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, NUI Galway. She has published three poetry collections, “Torching the Brown River” (Salmon, 2008), “Witness Trees” (Salmon, 2011) and “Anchored” (Salmon, 2015), and a chapbook, “Song of the Forgotten Shulamite”, (Lapwing, 2005).  “Lark Water” is forthcoming from Salmon Press.  

Lorna is also a translator of Spanish and South American Poetry. Her translations of contemporary Mexican poets, “Mother Tongue: Selected Poems” by Pura López Colomé and “If We Have Lost Our Oldest Tales” by María Baranda, are both with Arden House. Her translation of Manuel Rivas’, “The Disappearance of Snow” (Shearsman, 2012) was shortlisted for the 2014 Popescu Prize. In 2019, Shearsman also published her translations of Rivas’ “The Mouth of the Earth”. She won the Poems for Patience Award (UHG/Cúirt) and her work was selected for the Forward Book of Poetry, 2009. Her theatre-piece, “The Sacrificial Wind” has been staged at Cúirt.

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