New Voices: poets & poems from the Strokestown Poetry Festival Writing Workshop with Jane Clarke

New Voices: poets & poems from the Strokestown Poetry Festival Writing Workshop with Jane Clarke

New Voices: poets & poems from the Strokestown Poetry Festival Writing Workshop with Jane Clarke

 Saturday 1st May 12.00pm

New Voices

Join us for new poetry from Ireland, the UK and the USA. Jane Clarke will host this online reading featuring the ten poets currently attending the Strokestown Poetry Festival Writing Workshop: Angie Shanahan, Bernie Lynch, Billy Fenton, Christa De Brun, Eilis Ward, Faye Boland, Joan Gray, Lena Cronin, Liz Byrne, Simon Costello.

Tutor: Jane Clarke is the acclaimed author of two poetry collections, The River and When the Tree Falls (Bloodaxe Books 2015 & 2019), as well as an illustrated chapbook, All the Way Home, (Smith|Doorstop 2019).

In 2020 When the Tree Falls was shortlisted for the Pigott Poetry Prize, the Irish Times Poetry Now Award  and the Farmgate Café National Poetry Award as well as being longlisted for the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize. Four of her poems feature in Staying Human (Bloodaxe Books 2020) and one of the poem from When the Tree Falls was selected for The Forward Book of Poetry 2021.

Jane grew up on a farm in Co. Roscommon and now lives in Glenmalure, Co. Wicklow, where she combines writing with her work as a creative writing tutor and mentor. She holds a BA in English and Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales, and has a background in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. www.janeclarkepoetry.ie

1 Hour