In an event sponsored by the UST Center for Irish Studies, Irish poet Leontia Flynn will give a reading.
Friday, April 26, 2013 - Friday, April 26, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Free and Open to the Public
Winner of the 2013 UST Center for Irish Studies O'Shaughnessy Poetry Award, Leontia Flynn was born in County Down in 1974. She won an Eric Gregory award in 2001 and her first book of poems, These Days (Jonathan Cape, 2004), won the Forward prize for best First Collection and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize.
On the basis of this work she was also named one of twenty "Next Generation" poets by the Poetry Book Society. Her second poetry collection, Drives (Jonathan Cape), was published in 2008, from which she won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and a major Individual Artists Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.
Her third collection, Profit and Loss, was published in September 2011, and was the Poetry Book Society Choice for that Autumn. She has written reviews, articles, and essays, as well as a Ph.d. thesis and several papers on the poetry of Medbh McGuckian. She has been Research Fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centrefor Poetry, Queen’s University Belfast, since 2005.