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PoetryFest

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PoetryFest: All Access Pass

$40 (A $19 Savings!)

Provides access to all events for Irish Arts Center's 6th annual PoetryFest Friday-Sunday

6th annual
PoetryFest

A three-day festival of contemporary poetry from both sides of the Atlantic

Curated by Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods

PoetryFest is generously supported by a grant from The Irish Institute

November 7 – 9

in association with Glucksman Ireland House – NYU and Poetry Ireland

Our sixth annual PoetryFest celebrates Ireland and America’s great literary connection by showcasing an unparalleled array of much-published and award-winning poets. The only New York festival of its kind, PoetryFest immerses participants in an intimate and creative atmosphere filled with readings, storytelling, book signings, conversations, and more.

FEATURED POETS INCLUDE:

Tara Bergin, this year’s Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize-winner for her debut collection This is Yarrow. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN Review, Best British Poetry 2012 and Modern Poetry in Translation.
Peter Fallon, O’Shaughnessy Poetry Award winner, translator, editor and founder of the Gallery Press. He lives in Co. Meath.
Adam Fitzgerald, whose poetry has appeared in Boston Review, Fortnight Journal, Los Angeles Review of Books, Post Road, Rain Taxi, and The Brooklyn Rail. The author of the debut collection The Late Parade (2013), he was born in New York City.
Miriam Gamble, winner of the Eric Gregory award and a 2011 Somerset Maugham Award, author of two collections of poetry and a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. She grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Vona Groarke has published six collections of poetry with Gallery Press, the latest being X, (2014), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Spring 2014. In the U.S., she publishes with Wake Forest University Press. Current Editor of Poetry Ireland Review and a member of Aosdána, she teaches poetry in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester in the U.K.
Matthea Harvey, author of three poetry collections, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in New York.
Rita Ann Higgins, author of nine collections of poetry, a winner of the Peadar O’Donnell Award and a member of Aosdana. She was born and lives in Galway.
Dave Lordan, writer, editor, and teacher based in Dublin and the first person to win all three of Ireland’s national prizes for young poets - the Patrick Kavanagh Award, Rupert and Eithne Strong Award, and the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary Award.
Robert Pinsky, Pulitzer Prize nominee essayist, literary critic, translator, author of eight collections of poetry and former Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. He was awarded the PEN/Voelker Prize for Poetry in 2004.
Gerald Stern, author of twenty collections of poetry, most recently In Beauty Bright (2012). Born in New Jersey in 1929, he is a former Poet Laureate of that state and his work has received the National Book Award, the Wallace Stevens Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among many other honors.
Kevin Young, winner of the 2003 Paterson Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The author of numerous books of poetry, he is a professor and curator of collections at Emory University in Atlanta.

After each event the poets will gather in the gallery to mingle with the audience and sign books.





 

 

 



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SCHEDULE

Friday, November 7 

Favorite Poems
8 pm   

$35, including after party with poets

with Special Guests 

Lisa Dwan
Irish actress, reading Beckett, 

"an instrument of Beckett, in that way saints and martyrs are said to be instruments of God" says The New York Times' Ben Brantley

 Joseph O'Neill
Irish novelist and non-fiction writer 

Rosie Schaap
"Drink" columnist for The New York Times Magazine 

 Maeve Higgins
Irish comedian from Cobh, County Cork

Special
VIP packages available, please contact 212-757-3318 for more information

The welcome return of this intimate and special evening where IAC’s friends and special guests read a selection of well-known and personally-chosen best-loved poems.

Saturday, November 8  

Miriam Gamble and Adam Fitzgerald
2 pm
      
Vona Groarke and Kevin Young
4 pm
Rita Ann Higgins and Robert Pinsky
6 pm

Sunday, November 9   

Dave Lordan and Matthea Harvey  
1:30 pm          

$10 member / $12 non-member

Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

Peter Fallon in conversation with Belinda McKeon
3 pm

Peter Fallon and Gerald Stern
5 pm   

$10 member / $12 non-member
Free for Young Patrons ($125) members and higher

 

The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry:
Tara Bergin

Thursday, November 6 | 7 pm

At Glucksman Ireland House – NYU
One Washington Mews New York, NY


Reserve your tickets at irelandhouse.fas.nyu.edu or 212-998-3950

The Tom Quinlan Lecture in Poetry at Glucksman Ireland House honors Tom, a public school teacher in Philadelphia, a lover of poetry, and Glucksman Ireland House member since 1997; the lecture is endowed by his family.

The Quinlan Lecture is offered in partnership with the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queens University, Belfast, hosting Heaney Centre Prize-winner.

The 2014 winner of the Heaney Prize is Tara Bergin for her book This is Yarrow. Tara will present a lecture and poetry reading on “Ireland as a State of Mind.”

 


 


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