The 59th Yeats International Summer School – Reading and Poetry Workshop with Leontia Flynn

July 22, 2018 @ 8:30 pm
The Methodist Church, Wine St, Sligo
€12 No booking, pay at the door

Reading and Poetry Workshop with Leontia FlynnLeontia Flynn grew up on a farm in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, the time of ‘the troubles’. Increasingly garnering praise and prizes she has already been described by poet John McAuliffe, as ‘the poet of her generation.’ Leontia observed ‘I think in poetry you go a funny way around the houses to get your meaning across.’ Her PhD in Literature is from Queen’s where she is currently lecturer at the School of Arts, Language and Literature. Her many awards include The Forward Prize 2004 for Best Poetry Collection and Rooney Prize for Irish Writing. Her most recent award, for her collection The Radio was the 2018 Irish Times Poetry Now. Judges observed that ‘The Radio stood out for its bracing clarity, and its commitment to testing every syllable and line for its truth.’

Full  59th Yeats International Summer School programme available here