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Gerald Stern & Sinéad Morrissey

Saturday 26th March at 8.30pm €20/15/12


Gerald Stern

Gerald Stern

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925, Gerald Stern is the
author of sixteen books of poetry including This Time: New andSelected Poems (Norton, 1999), which won the National Book Award. Other collections include Lucky Life (Houghton Mifflin, 1977), Lovesick (Perennial, 1986), American Sonnets (Norton, 2002), Everything is Burning (Norton, 2005) and Save the Last Dance (Norton 2008).

He has been the recipient of the Lamont and Ruth Lilly Prizes and the Wallace Stevens Award, and has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has taught at universities including Columbia and NYU, and at the Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City.

Gerald Stern now lives in Lambertsville, New Jersey.

“Stern’s freedom to go wherever his imagination happens to
take him gives his poems a feel of adventure that is hard to
Charles Simic

Sinéad Morrissey

Sinéad Morrissey

Sinéad Morrissey was born in County Armagh in 1972 and
grew up in Belfast. She read English and German at Trinity
College, Dublin, from which she took her PhD in 2003. Her four collections are There Was Fire in Vancouver (1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005) and Through the Square Window (2009), all of which are published by Carcanet Press. She was the winner of the 2010 Irish Times Poetry Now Award. She has lived in Germany, Japan and New Zealand and now lectures in creative writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast.

“...marvellous..the poems come to us with the intimacy of whispered secrets.”

Paul Batchelor, Guardian




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