The Fingal Poetry Festival takes place from 16-19 September with a great selection of poetry events for all to enjoy including the final event of readings with Enda Wyley, Peter Sirr and with music by John Walsh.
Enda Wyley has published six collections of poetry, from her debut Eating Baby Jesus, (1993), through to Borrowed Space, New and Selected Poems, (2014), and her most recent, The Painter on his Bike (2019), all published by Dedalus Press. Awards include the Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize, Melbourne University and she is a recipient of a Katherine and Patrick Kavanagh Fellowship for Poetry. Enda has been widely broadcast, translated and anthologised, including in The Harvard Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry. She has been Poet in Residence for many projects, such as The People’s Acorn, with sculptor Rachel Joynt, for Áras an Uachtaráin. She is a member of Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland.

 

Peter Sirr by Enda WyleyPeter Sirr’s personal journey through Dublin past and present, Intimate City: Dublin Essays, was recently published by The Gallery Press. He has also published ten poetry collections, most recently The Gravity Wave (2019), a Poetry Book Society recommendation and winner of the Farmgate Café National Poetry Award, and Sway (2016), versions of poems from the troubadour tradition. The Rooms (2014) was shortlisted for the Irish Times Poetry Now Award and the Pigott Poetry Prize. The Thing Is (2009), was awarded the Michael Hartnett Prize in 2011. His radio dramas are broadcast on RTÉ. His most recent, Krakow, was shortlisted for the New York Radio Awards and Irish Music Rights Organisation Radio Drama Awards. He teaches literary translation in the Centre for Literary and Cultural Translation, Trinity College and is a member of Aosdána. With his wife, the poet Enda Wyley he co-hosts the podcast Books for Breakfast.

Visit the Fingal Poetry Festival website for the full programme.
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