From Sydney to Dublin: Three Poets from The Gallery Press, in association with MoLI, is a rare gathering of poets published by The Gallery Press from around the world. Irish-born Audrey Molloy (The Important Things) travels from her home in Sydney to join Dublin-based Annemarie Ní Churreáin (The Poison Glen) from Donegal and Grace Wilentz (The Limit of Light) originally from New York City.
13 April 2022 | 19.00 | MoLI
UCD Naughton Joyce Centre
86 St Stephen’s Green
About the Authors
Audrey Molloy was born in Dublin and grew up in Blackwater, County Wexford. A mother of three children, she is studying for a masters degree in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Manchester Metropolitan University. Southword Editions published a chapbook, Satyress, in 2020, the year after she received the Hennessy Award for Emerging Poetry and the An Post Irish Book Award for Irish Poem of the Year. Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies published in Ireland, England and Australia. She lives in Sydney. The Important Things (2021) is her first collection.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin comes from the Donegal Gaeltacht. Bloodroot, published by Doire Press in 2017, was shortlisted for the Shine Strong Award and the Julie Suk Award. She is a recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award and co-recipient of the Markievicz Award. She has received literary fellowships from USA, Germany and Scotland and was Writer-in-Residence at NUI, Maynooth, and Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. The Poison Glen (2021) is her first collection with The Gallery Press.
Grace Wilentz was born in New York City and grew up in Greenwich Village. A graduate of Harvard University, with postgraduate degrees from Oxford University and University College Dublin, she has published poems in The American Poetry Journal, Cyphers, The Harvard Advocate, The Irish Times and The Seneca Review. She moved to Ireland in 2005 to study the Irish language and became an Irish citizen in 2015. In 2019 she published a chapbook, Holding Distance, and received a bursary from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon. She has taught Creative Writing at UCD and now lives in The Liberties of Dublin. The Limit of Light (2020) is her first collection.