Digital Broadcast: Saturday 26th September: 14.30-15.30

Join poets Eleanor Hooker, Jessica Traynor & Leanne Quinn as they read from their work, and discuss themes of loss, dislocation, dopplegangers and the forces of nature with poet Brian Kirk.

Eleanor Hooker

Eleanor Hooker has published two poetry collections, A Tug of Blue and The Shadow Owner’s Companion (Dedalus Press). Her collection Mending the Light is due for publication in 2021. She is working on a novel. Eleanor holds an MPhil (Distinction) in Creative Writing from Trinity College, Dublin. She is a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London. She is a helm and Press Officer for Lough Derg RNLI. www.eleanorhooker.com

Jessica Traynor

Jessica Traynor is a poet, dramaturg and creative writing teacher. Her debut collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus Press, 2014), was shortlisted for the Strong/Shine Award. Her second collection is The Quick, an Irish Times poetry choice 2019. Awards include the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary, the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year, and the 2011 Listowel Poetry Prize. She is the 2020 Writer in Residence in Carlow.

Leeanne Quinn

Leeanne Quinn was born and grew up in Louth. Her debut collection of poetry, Before You, was published by Dedalus Press, 2012. Her second collection, Some Lives, will be published by Dedalus, 2020. Her poems have been widely published in journals and anthologised in Windharp and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013, among others. She holds a PhD in American Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She lives in Munich, Germany.


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