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Don Paterson & Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Sunday 27th March at 4.00pm €10/8/6


Don Paterson

Don Paterson

Don Paterson was born in Dundee in 1963. Since Nil Nil (1993), which won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, he has written five collections of poetry, most recently Landing Light (2003), which won the T.S. Eliot Prize, and Rain (2009), which won the Forward Poetry Prize and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He is also an editor, musician and dramatist, and has written English versions of works by Rilke and Machado. He teaches in the School of English at the University of St Andrews.

“Paterson is simply one of the best living poets in the UK.”

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in 1952 and grew up in the
Dingle Gaeltacht and in County Tipperary. She studied at
University College, Cork, and became part of the Innti school of poets. Her first collection, An Dealg Droighin, was published by Clo Mercier 1981. Subsequent collections from Ní Dhomhnaill, who writes exclusively in Irish, include Féar Suaithinseach (St. Patrick’s College, 1984); Feis ( St. Patrick’s College, 1991), and Cead Aighnis (An Daingean, 2000). Ní Dhomhnaill’s poems appear in English translations by Michael Hartnett, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Medbh McGuckian, Paul Muldoon and other poets in the dual-language editions Rogha Dánta/Selected Poems (Raven Arts Press, 1986); The Astrakhan Cloak (Gallery Books, 1992), Pharaoh’s Daughter (Gallery Books, 1990), The Water Horse (Gallery Books, 2002), and The Fifty Minute Mermaid (Gallery Books, 2007). Her Selected Essays appeared in 2005 from New Island Books. She has taught at several universities in Ireland and the US, and is currently Naughton Fellow at the University of Notre Dame. Ní Dhomhnaill was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2001-2003.

“The great love poet of her generation”
Eamonn Wall




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