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European Poetry Festival event

Readings and performances showcasing the energy and innovation of 21st century European poetry

Riverbank Arts Centre, Monday, 15th April, 7:30pm

This major event is taking place as part of the 2nd European Poetry Festival, featuring renowned poets from across Europe including readings and performances by Serena Braida, Harry Clifton, Jessica Foley, SJ Fowler, Madara Gruntmane, Katharina Maria Kalinowski, Morten Langeland, Christodoulos Makris, Oana Sanziana Marian,  Endre Ruset, Damir Sodan, and Sophie-Carolin Wagner.

This event is curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris, Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service Writer-in-Residence 2018-19, in partnership with European Poetry Festival director, SJ Fowler.

Additional information about the poets taking part in this event:

Serena Braida is a writer and multidisciplinary performer specialising in voice work. She grew up near Rome and moved to London in 2011.

Harry Clifton has published ten books of poetry, most recently Herod’s Dispensations (Bloodaxe, 2019). He served as Ireland Professor of Poetry between 2010 and 2013.

Jessica Foley‘s practice involves transdisciplinary collaborations exploring fiction, storytelling and technology through writing and multi-media. In 2018 she was awarded a two-year Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship with Maynooth University.

SJ Fowler is a writer and artist. He founded the European Poetry Festival in 2018.

Madara Gruntmane is a poet and pianist. Her first collection Narkozes (Narcoses, 2016) received the Annual Latvian Literature’s Reader’s Choice Award.

Katharina Maria Kalinowski is a bilingual poet and EUmanities fellow at the Universities of Cologne, Kent, and Dublin. She pursues a PhD in Creative Writing, and has most recently been published in Magma and Epizootics.

Morten Langeland lives and works in Oslo. He has published four books of poetry, and is a literature critic for the newspaper Klassekampen. He won the prestigious prize Stig Sæterbakkens Minnepris in 2016.

Christodoulos Makris is Writer-in-Residence at Maynooth University and Kildare County Council Library and Arts Service.

Oana Sanziana Marian was born in Romania, has lived in the United States for 20 years, and is now based in Dublin. She is adjunct editor of The Yale Review.

Endre Ruset was born in Molde and lives in Oslo. He is a poet, radio host and literary critic. He has published six books of poetry, and was awarded the Bjørnson Scholarship (2005) and The Bookkeeper Scholarship (2015).

Damir Šodan is a poet, playwright, editor, translator and songwriter. He has published several volumes of poetry, most recently Café Apollinaire (2013) and The Enemy Within (forthcoming). He divides his time between The Hague, the Netherlands, and Split, Croatia.

Sophie-Carolin Wagner lives and works in Vienna. Recent publications include Poietry: Challenging Solitude and the Improbabilities of Communication (2017) and Programming is Law – Can I be a Feminist if I don’t want to become a Programmer (2018).

FREE TRANSPORT FROM DUBLIN: A bus is departing Poetry Ireland (11 Parnell Square East, Dublin 1) at 6.30pm sharp, and returning to the same location after the event. Courtesy of the Department of English, Maynooth University.

Event is FREE, but booking advised  – online or (045) 448327

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