East City Bookshop is proud to partner with the Folger Shakespeare Library to provide books for their 2020/21 O.B. Hardison Poetry Series. Learn more about the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series and this event with Doireann Ní Ghríofa with LeAnne Howe in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland.
Tickets are available here. Reservation is required.
Doireann Ní Ghríofa will read from her work in both Irish and English. After the reading, she will be joined by poet LeAnne Howe, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, for a conversation on the long-standing connection between the Irish and Indigenous communities.
The Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, will welcome the poets.
Watch a video postcard from Doireann Ní Ghríofa reading her work atop Patrick's Hill in Cork City on Youtube.
About Doireann Ní Ghríofa
Doireann Ní Ghríofa is a bilingual Irish writer whose writing explores birth, death, desire, and domesticity. She has published six books of poetry, most recently Lies, a bilingual volume of her own translations and original Irish language poems. Her prose debut A Ghost in the Throat was awarded Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. Other awards for her writing include a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Ostana Prize, a Seamus Heaney Fellowship, and the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, among others.
About LeAnne Howe
Poet, fiction writer, filmmaker, and playwright LeAnne Howe is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. Her lyrical poems engage Native American life. She is the author of the poetry collection Evidence of Red: Poems and Prose, which won the Oklahoma Book Award. Her honors include a Fulbright Scholarship to Jordan as well as residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Ragdale, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts.