Friday, October 19, 2018 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM EDT
NYU Washington DC
1307 L St NW, Washington D.C. 20005
Copper Nickel and Solas Nua present a reading by three renowned Irish poets: Elaine Feeney, Conor O'Callaghan, and Jessica Traynor.
Rewatch the full discussion below | Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
ELAINE FEENEY, from Galway, is both a “performance poet” and a “page poet” who has published three collections, most recently Rise (Salmon, 2017). She has won the Cúirt Festival’s Poetry Grand Slam. Her interdisciplinary piece Wrongheaded inspired a film of the same name directed by Mary Wycherley, which is currently touring.
CONOR O’CALLAGHAN, from Dundalk, is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Live Streaming (Gallery, 2017) and The Sun King (2013). The Irish Times called his novel Nothing on Earth (Doubleday Ireland, 2016) “one of the most impressive pieces of Irish fiction” of the last 25 years. The recipient of numerous awards for his work, including the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry magazine, O’Callaghan lectures at Sheffield Hallam University in England.
JESSICA TRAYNOR, based in Dublin, is the author of the poetry collection Liffey Swim (Dedalus, 2014). Her poems have been broadcast on RTÉ. Named Hennessy New Irish Writer in 2013, Traynor has served as literary manager of the Abbey Theater and currently teaches through the Irish Writers Centre.
The reading will be in the Auditorium of the DC NYU Campus, 1307 L Street NW. Books by the authors and copies of Copper Nickel 27—which includes a feature on Irish and UK poets—will be available.
Thanks to Culture Ireland for their generous support of this event.