|Date:||Friday March 24th|
|Venue:||dlr LexIcon, The Studio|
|Cost:||€12 / €10 Concession|
Poetry Now 2017 kicks off with a megaton of poetic power, times two.
Vona Groarke has published ten titles with Gallery Press, including seven poetry collections, the latest being Selected Poems, (2016). Her most recent publication is a book-length essay on art frames, Four Sides Full. Her poems have recently appeared in The New Yorker, Threepenny Review, The Guardian, Poetry and Poetry Review. A previous editor of Poetry Ireland Review, current selector for the UK's Poetry Book Society and a member of Aosdána, she teaches poetry in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.
Paula Meehan was born in Dublin, where she still lives. Imaginary Bonnets with Real Bees in Them, lectures from her time as Ireland Professor of Poetry 2013 - 2016, was published by UCD Press last year. 2016 also saw the publication of her seventh collection of poems, Geomantic, from Dedalus Press. Of this book Anne Enright has written: 'Each poem in Paula Meehan's new collection, Geomantic, is perfectly pitched and weighed. It is a book to be savoured. Everything in it feels familiar and new. She is working at the height of her powers.'
Jessica Traynor's debut poetry collection, Liffey Swim, was nominated for the 2015 Shine/Strong Award.