Just to SayMolly Twomey hosts Just to Say, an online internationally-focused discussion with poets globally, at 7:00pm (GMT) on  Wednesday 2nd March 2022.

Molly will be chatting with Thomas McCarthy and Joseph Millar.

Free to join but registration is necessary.

Email jacarpress@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

Joseph Millar’s collections are Overtime, Fortune, Blue Rust, Kingdom and most recently, Dark Harvest, New and Selected Poems (all available from Carnegie-Mellon). Millar grew up in Pennsylvania, attended the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars and spent the next 30 years in the San Francisco Bay area working at a variety of jobs, from telephone repairman to commercial fisherman. His poems record the narrative of a life fully lived among fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, weddings and divorce, men and women. His work has won fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and a Pushcart Prize, and has appeared in such magazines as DoubleTake, TriQuarterly, The Southern Review, American Poetry Review, Tin House, and Ploughshares. Millar teaches in Pacific University’s Low Residency MFA and at North Carolina State University. His primary residence is in Richmond, CA.
Thomas McCarthy was born in Cappoquin, County Waterford, in 1954. Educated at the local Convent of Mercy and at University College, Cork, he was a Fellow of the International Writing Program in Iowa in 1978/79. He worked at Cork City Libraries until 2014 when he withdrew to write full-time. He has published ten collections of poetry including The Sorrow Garden (1981), The Last Geraldine Officer (2009), Pandemonium (2016) and Prophecy (2019) as well as two novels,  two books of non-fiction and most recently his journals of forty years, Poetry, Memory and the Party. Awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Award, The Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, The Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Award for Poetry and the Annual Literary Award of the Ireland Funds. A member of Aosdána, he lives in Cork City.
Molly Twomey holds an MA in Creative Writing from University College Cork where she received the title of College Scholar. She has been published in Poetry Ireland Review, Banshee, the Irish Times, Crannóg, Mslexia, The Stinging Fly, and elsewhere. In 2019, she won the Padraic Colum Poetry Prize. In 2020, Ó Bhéal published her chapbook Spoken Worlds, Southern Syllables, co-authored by Jim Crickard. The same year, she won the Waterford Poetry Prize and was featured on RTÉ’s Arena. In 2021, she won the Eavan Boland Mentorship Award sponsored by Jacar Press and worked with Pulitzer Prize finalist Dorianne Laux. She was chosen for Poetry Ireland’s Introductions Series. Recently awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary, her debut collection Raised Among Vultures will be published by The Gallery Press in 2022.
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