The Folger Shakespeare Library, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland, will host Irish poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa to share her work and to be in conversation with Edison Chair in American Literature and Indigenous poet LeAnne Howe. For more information and to purchase tickets, see here.
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.
The reading will be followed by a moderated conversation with Doireann Ní Ghríofa, LeAnne Howe, and Teri Cross Davis, poetry coordinator for the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Honorable Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to the United States of America, will welcome the poets.