Annemarie Ní Churreáin will read on stage from the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh. Lisa Kelly join using an online connection and appear on a screen onstage.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a bilingual poet from the Donegal Gaeltacht in North-West Ireland. Her publications include Bloodroot (Doire Press, 2017) and Town (The Salvage Press, 2018). She is a recipient of Arts Council Ireland’s Next Generation Artist Award, and a co-recipient of The Markievicz Award. A former literary fellow of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Ní Churreáin was the 2019-20 Writer in Residence at Maynooth University, Ireland. Her second full-length poetry collection will be published by The Gallery Press later in 2021.
Lisa Kelly is half Danish and has single-sided deafness. Her first collection, A Map Towards Fluency, was published by Carcanet, 2019. Shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition, she won the 2016 University of Lancaster (MA) ‘Reading’ Prize.
Her pamphlets are Philip Levine’s Good Ear (Stonewood Press) and Bloodhound (Hearing Eye). In 2020, Nottingham Trent University and the Science Museum London commissioned her to create a film-poem in collaboration with other poets responding to telephony from a d/Deaf and marginalised perspective.
Her latest pamphlet is, From The IKEA Back Catalogue, 2021 (New Walk Editions). A regular host of poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House, London, she is Co-Chair of Magma Poetry.
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