Jessica Traynor: Pit Lullabies

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Monday 11 July 2022

10:00 am

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Pit Lullabies is Jessica Traynor’s third collection of poetry. Jessica will be in conversation with fellow poet Seán Hewitt.

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Admission: €10

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These intimate, visceral and often wickedly funny poems journey through the darker days of new parenthood, teasing out the anxieties which plague us when night falls. Violence against women, the destruction of our environment, the poisons and pitfalls of 21st-century living are explored here in poems by turns lyrical and earthy, yearning and angry. They mine gold from the darkness and seek luminescence in the deepest oceans.


‘Traynor is a master at delineating these almost imperceptible but vital changes…Traynor’s fine delicate lyricism belies a social consciousness that subtly bleeds through several poems.’Martina Evans on The Quick [Jessica’s second collection] in The Irish Times



Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor was born in Dublin in 1984 and is a poet, essayist and librettist. Her debut collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award and in 2016...

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Seán Hewitt

Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. He lectures in English literature at Trinity College Dublin and is a Book Critic for The Irish Times. He won a Northern Writers' Award...

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