Vona Groarke, Sean Lysaght and John McAuliffe come together for at this year’s Yeats International Summer School for a poetry reading on 2 August 2023.
The Methodist Church, Wine Street, Sligo F91 HY48
Seán Lysaght was born and grew up in Limerick. He was educated at UCD where he received a BA and an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature. He subsequently spent several years abroad, in Switzerland and Germany, before teaching for some time at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He lectured at the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology until 2015. He lives with his wife Jessica in Westport, County Mayo. The Gallery Press has published six poetry collections — The Clare Island Survey (1991), Scarecrow(1998), Erris (2002), The Mouth of a River (2007), Venetian Epigrams (2008, translations after Goethe), Selected Poems (2010)and Carnival Masks (2014). His collection, New Leaf, was published in 2022.
John McAuliffe was born and grew up in Listowel, County Kerry. He studied English Literature in Galway, before moving, in 2002, to the UK where he still lives.He has published six collections with The Gallery Press. His first, A Better Life (2002), was shortlisted for a Forward Prize. His second collection Next Door was published in 2007, Of All Places (a Poetry Book Society Recommendation) in 2011 and The Way In (2015). His fifth collection, The Kabul Olympics, was published in April 2020 and was an Observer Poetry Book of the Month. John McAuliffe’s Selected Poems was published in October 2021.