|Date:||Sunday March 26th|
|Venue:||dlr LexIcon, The Studio|
|Cost:||€12 / €10 Concession|
Harry Clifton was born in Dublin in 1952. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Award in 1981. His Secular Eden: Paris Notebooks 1994-2004 (Wake Forest, 2007) won the Irish Times Poetry Now Award, and was followed by The Winter Sleep of Captain Lemass (2012), shortlisted for the same award; The Holding Centre: Selected Poems 1974-2004 (2014); and his latest collection Portobello Sonnets (2017) – all from Bloodaxe. He has taught in Bremen and Bordeaux universities, as well as Trinity College and University College Dublin. He returned to Ireland in 2004 and was Ireland Professor of Poetry in 2010-13.
Katie Donovan has published ve collections of poetry, all with Bloodaxe Books, UK. Her most recent collection is Off Duty, published in 2016. She is the winner of the 2017 Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Poetry. Having spent her childhood on a farm in County Wexford, Donovan has lived in Dún Laoghaire for most of her adult life. A former features journalist with The Irish Times, she teaches Creative Writing at NUI Maynooth.
Maureen Boyle's work has appeared in a wide range of magazines and won prizes including the Ireland Chair of Poetry Prize and the Fish Short Memoir Prize.