Cuirt main event looks to be a great night of poetry as two poets share same stage

Posted: April 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Event 24 April 2013 20.30 – 22:30
Venue: Town Hall Theatre, Galway City

SOLD OUT

Tomorrow night the Town Hall Theatre is the place to be as friends and former members of Philip Hobsbaum’s poetry circle in Belfast unite on the one stage and a great night of poetry is in store no doubt. This event is preceded by the Official Opening of the Cúirt International Festival  of Literature 2013 in the Hotel Meyrick in Eyre Square in Galway City at a quarter past 6 and  concluding at a quarter past eight .President of  Ireland  Michael D. Higgins, himself a poet, will officially open Cúirt this year .

Seamus Heaney

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Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection appeared in 1966, since then he has also published criticism and translations – including critically acclaimed Beowulf translation  (1999) – which have established him as one of the leading poets now at work.
In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Stepping Stones, a book of interviews with Dennis O’Driscoll, appeared in 2008 and his most recent book of poems Human Chain (2010) was awarded the Forward Poetry Prize.

Michael Longley

ImageMichael Longley has published nine poetry collections, among them Gorse Fires (1991), winner of the Whitbread Poetry Award, and The Weather in Japan (2000) which won the Hawthorn Prize, the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Irish Times Poetry Prize. His Collected Poems was published by Jonathan Cape in 2006.

His most recent collection A Hundred Doors won the 2011 Irish Times Poetry Now Award. In 2001 he received the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was Ireland Professor of Poetry from 2007 to 2010. He is at present working on a new collection and a memoir.
His selection of Robert Graves’s poems will be published by Faber in June 2013.

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