Sinead Morrissey at The Model Wed 19 May

We’re working with Sligo Arts Service on a project called The Yeatsian Legacy, which will incorporate our upcoming Jack B. Yeats Exhibition: The Outsider. The Arts Service are looking at Jack’s brother, poet W.B. Yeats and as part of this series we are delighted to be hosting a reading by Poet Sinéad Morrissey on Wednesday 19th May at 8pm. This is a free event, as the project is supported by the PEACE III Programme, but advance booking is advisable- which you can do via tickets@modelart.ie or by calling 071-914 14 05

Here is the info from the Arts Service:

Irish poet, Sinéad Morrissey will be reading from her four volumes of poetry, There Was Fire in Vancouver(1996), Between Here and There (2002), The State of the Prisons (2005) and Through the Square Window(2009). Morrissey, concerned very much with form, takes WB Yeats’ dictum, ‘Irish poets, know your trade’ to heart. Her works are our contemporary examples of the well-crafted lyric. As a poet born and raised in Northern Ireland, Morrissey’s work addresses the issues of the North, particularly of identity and not belonging, and a sense of being outside of either community. She is also inspired by the natural landscape, and has written about Belfast Lough, her immediate surroundings.

Sinéad Morrissey has published four collections of poetry. Her awards include The Patrick Kavanagh Award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Michael Hartnett Poetry Prize and The Irish Times Poetry Now Award 2010. Her last three collections have all been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. In 2007 she received a Lannann Literary Fellowship and was also the winner of the UK National Poetry Competition. She is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Sinead Morrissey will read at The Model on Wednesday 19th May at 8pm. This is a free event.

The Yeatsian Legacy Project is delivered by Sligo Arts Service & partners. The project is supported by the PEACE III Programme, managed for the Special EU Programmes Body by Sligo County Council on behalf of Sligo Peace & Reconciliation Partnership Committee.


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