Doireann Ní Ghríofa

Sunday 22 October
Poetry / Spoken Word Event, Medieval Museum Garden Room

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Among her awards are the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art.  She writes "with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago).

Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual writer whose books explore birth, death, desire, and domesticity. Among her awards are the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Michael Hartnett Prize, and the Ireland Chair of Poetry bursary. She frequently participates in cross-disciplinary collaborations, fusing poetry with film, dance, music, and visual art. Recent or forthcoming commissions include work for The Poetry Society (Britain), RTÉ Radio 1, Cork City Council & Libraries, and The Arts Council/Crash Ensemble. A trilingual collaborative pamphlet written with Choctaw poet LeAnne Howe appeared recently, commemorating the generosity of the Choctaw people to the Irish during the famine of 1847. Doireann’s most recent book is ‘Oighear’ (Coiscéim, 2017). She is an Associate of the Trinity College Centre for Literary Translation, Dublin. She writes "with tenderness and unflinching curiosity” (Poetry Magazine, Chicago).


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