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Reeling From The Year, Poetry Event. 

Sarah Clancy, Elaine Feeney, Alice Kinsella, Erin Fornoff & Jessica Traynor. 


Reeling From The Year, Poetry Event 

Date :

Saturday, 27th October.





Admission & Booking:

€7 + Booking Fee

Alice Kinsella

Alice Kinsella is a poet from Dublin raised in Mayo. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Banshee, The Lonely Crowd, The Irish Times, Best New British and Irish Poets 2018, and Poetry Ireland Review, among others. Her debut, Flower Press, was published in 2018.

Elaine Feeney

Elaine  Feeney  has  published  three  collections  of  poetry;  Where’s  Katie?  The  Radio  was  Gospel  and  Rise.  She  teaches  at  NUI,  Galway.  Feeney  is  currently  commissioned  writer  to  the  Liz  Roche  Company.  Her  writing  has  recently  been  highly  commended/shortlisted  for  London’s  Underwire  Film  Prize,  Bucharest  Film  Prize  and  BAFTA.

Erin Fornoff

Erin Fornoff, based in Dublin, is a leader in Ireland’s spoken word scene. Her debut poetry collection 'Hymn to the Reckless' was published in 2017 by Dedalus Press and was shortlisted for the Shine/Strong Award and tipped as a 'Must Read' by the The Millions. She has performed at festivals and events across Ireland, the US and the UK, including twice at Glastonbury, at Dublin Castle, alongside Hozier and James Taylor, and supported a national Irish tour with poet Hollie McNish. She was co-founder and Programme Director for Lingo, Ireland’s first-ever spoken word festival. She has featured on RTE Arena's live show at Dublin Castle, BBC3 The Verb, and in features in Dublin Inquirer, Irish Times, and Irish Independent. Her chapbook 'Folk Heroes' was published by Stewed Rhubarb Press. She won the Stanza Digital Slam, 3rd Prize in Strokestown International Poetry Award, and won the Listowel Originals Poetry Award. She received an Arts Council bursary in 2015 for her first novel and was selected for Poetry Ireland Introductions in 2013. In 2014 she received an M. Phil in Creative Writing with Distinction from Trinity College Dublin. She was a staffer for Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HU9Rt3rKFk

Jessica Traynor

This course will focus on generating new ideas and fresh approaches to writing poetry. With one half of the day concentrating on a number of creative exercises, and the second half on workshopping what's been written, each participant will get the opportunity to take a poem from first spark of inspiration to polished draft. This course is ideal for those new to writing poetry, or those looking to refresh their creativity. 

Jessica Traynor’s second collection The Quick was published by Dedalus Press in autumn 2018. Her debut, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Strong/Shine Award. In 2016, it was named one of the best poetry debuts of the past five years on Bustle.com. She’s currently under commission by Poetry Ireland to work with composer Elaine Agnew and community choirs from the four provinces of Ireland to create a thirty-minute choral piece for performance in 2019.

In 2016, she was commissioned by the Salvage Press to write a series of poems in response to Jonathan Swift’s  A Modest Proposal. The resulting book was published in 2017 and a video on the making of the book can be found here. In 2016, she was commissioned by the Irish Writers Centre and the Arts Council to write a ‘A Demonstration’ for the Easter Rising commemorations. The poem was performed in Ancient Rain, which featured in the 2016
Dublin Theatre Festival and the Melbourne Arts Festival.

Poems are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Magma (UK), Banshee, Salamander (US), Metamorphic (AUS/IRL), Copper Nickel (US), The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, A Bittern Cry, Rochford Street Review, (AUS), Acumen, (UK), Prelude (US) and more. Poems have been broadcast on the Poetry Programme, Arena and Sunday Miscellany.

Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary, Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year and the Listowel Poetry Prize. She was the 2010 recipient of a Dublin City Council Literature Bursary and was chosen for the Poetry Ireland Introduction Series. She teaches creative writing for the Irish Writers Centre, Big Smoke Writing Factory and various festivals around Ireland and acts as a supervisor for final year Creative Writing dissertations in NUI Maynooth.

Her poetry has been translated into Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish and was projected in Edinburgh, Krakow, Prague and Dunedin in 2014-6 as part of the Unesco City of Literature Programme.


Sarah Clancy

Sarah Clancy is a poet from Galway City although she now lives in Clare. She is the author of three collections of poetry, including The Truth and Other Stories (Salmon Poetry, 2014), Stacey and the Mechanical Bull (Lapwing Press, Belfast, 2011) and Thanks for Nothing, Hippies (Salmon Poetry, 2012). She has another collection due out soon if she ever gets her act together.  She has been placed or shortlisted in several of Ireland’s well known poetry competitions including and as a performance poetry Sarah has won the Cuirt International Festival of Literature Grand Slam Championship and was runner up in the All- Ireland Grand Slam Championships. In 2015 she was named The Bogman's Cannon People's Poet and in 2016 she was the Lingo Festival's Poet Laureate. Her work is widely anthologised and has been published in translation in Mexico, Slovenia, Poland, Italy and Spain as well as in the UK, Canada and the US in English. She has another collection due out this year if she ever gets her act together.