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Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival
Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival


A Film Poem by Victoria Kennefick

DateSaturday March 27th
CostFree Event. No booking required.

Film Poems represent a meeting point between visual arts, spoken word and music. We are delighted to present this premiere screening of Selfie by Victoria Kennefick at Mountains to Sea dlr Book Festival 2021. In Selfie, Victoria Kennefick explores the sense of powerlessness a young woman feels growing from childhood to adulthood, she deems herself simultaneously too small and too big, an Alice in Wonderland.

Our collection also includes Connemara Illuminated by Christine Valters Paintner, Charcoal Iron by Nithy Kasa and Refurbishment by Luke Morgan. Wandersong by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a newly commissioned work especially for our very first online festival. Each one is just a few minutes long. Take a quiet moment to yourself and have a look.

Victoria Kennefick is a poet, writer and teacher based in Co. Kerry. She holds a doctorate in English from University College Cork and studied at Emory University and Georgia College and State University as part of a Fulbright Scholarship. Her pamphlet, White Whale (Southword Editions, 2015), won the Munster Literature Centre Fool for Poetry Chapbook Competition and the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. Her work has appeared in Poetry, The Poetry Review, PN Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, Poetry News, Prelude, Copper Nickel, The Irish Times, Ambit, bath magg, Banshee and elsewhere. She won the 2013 Red Line Book Festival Poetry Prize and many of her poems have also been anthologised and broadcast on national radio stations.  She was a co-host of the Unlaunched Books Podcast and  her collection Eat or We All Starve has recently been published by Carcanet.