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The Ireland Literature Exchange Seminar

Friday 25th March at 1.00pm - Advance Booking Recommended


Tireless Messenger: Czeslaw Milosz at 100

With Harry Clifton and Jerzy Jarniewicz
Chair: Belinda McKeon

2011 marks the centenary of the birth of Czeslaw Milosz,
widely regarded as one of the greatest poetic voices of the
twentieth century. Join Ireland Professor of Poetry Harry
Clifton and the Polish poet and critic Jerzy Jarniewicz for a
public conversation about Milosz’s poetry, his language -
along with the challenges of translating that language - and
his legacy.

This seminar is presented with the generous support of
Ireland Literature Exchange and the Polish Embassy, Dublin.

Harry Clifton is the Ireland Professor of Poetry. He has
published six collections of poetry, most recently Secular
Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004 (Wake Forest University
Press), which won the 2008 Irish Times Poetry Now Award.

Jerzy Jarniewicz has published eight volumes of poetry, as
well as several studies of contemporary poets. He lectures
in English Literature at the universities of Lódz and Warsaw,
and edits the literary translation journal Literatura na Swiecie.

Belinda McKeon (Chair) has curated the dlr Poetry Now
Festival since 2008. She is a writer and arts journalist.



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