Raymond Antrobus & Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

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Wednesday 12 July 2023

2:30 pm

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Join us for an afternoon of poetry with Raymond Antrobus and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Raymond and Ailbhe will be in conversation with fellow poet Thomas McCarthy and ISL/Irish Sign Language interpretation will be provided by Keira O'Connell

Admission: €18. ISL Interpretation

Raymond Antrobus’ astonishing debut collection, The Perseverance, won both Rathbone Folio Prize and the Ted Hughes Award, amongst many other accolades; the poet’s much anticipated second collection, All The Names Given, continues his essential investigation into language, miscommunication, place, and memory. Throughout, All The Names Given is punctuated with [Caption Poems] partially inspired by Deaf sound artist Christine Sun Kim, which attempt to fill in the silences and transitions between the poems, as well as moments inside and outside of them. Direct, open, formally sophisticated, All The Names Given breaks new ground both in form and content: the result is a timely, humane and tender book from one of the most important young poets of his generation.


Tonn Teaspaigh agus Dánta Eile is a new collection of poems by the well-known poet Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh from Kerry. In these poems Ailbhe describes motherhood and the life of a mother raising a young child and gives voice to the experience of women in contemporary life. She challenges many of the outdated narratives about the role of women in society and does so genuinely, patently and lyrically.


Bailiúchán nua dánta leis an bhfile aitheanta Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh as Ciarraí. Sna dánta seo cuireann an file síos ar an mháithreachas agus ar shaol na máthar ag tógáil linbh óig agus tugann sí guth d’eispéireas na mban sa saol comhaimseartha. Tugann sí a dhúshlán de go leor den insint seanchaite atá ann faoi ról na mban sa sochaí agus déanann sí é go fíor, paiteanta agus go liriciúil.




Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus was born in London, Hackney to an English mother and Jamaican father. He is the author of To Sweeten Bitter and The Perseverance. In 2019 he became the...

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Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh

Ciarraíoch í Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. Tá a cuid filíochta léite aici i bPáras, i Nua Eabhrac, i Montréal agus ar an mBuailtín. Bhuaigh a dán ‘Deireadh na Feide’ Corn Uí Néill...

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Thomas McCarthy

Thomas McCarthy was born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford in 1954. A poet, essayist and novelist, his collections of verse include The First Convention, The Sorrow Garden, Pandemonium and Prophecy. He...

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Keira O'Connell

Keira O'Connell is a freelance Irish Sign Language interpreter based in Cork. She studied ISL interpreting at the Centre for Deaf Studies in Trinity College, Dublin. With previous experience assisting...

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