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An Evening with Elizabeth Willis

  • Poetry Ireland 11 Parnell Square East Dublin, County Dublin Ireland (map)

Presented by New Dublin Press and the James Joyce Centre

in asssociation with Poetry Ireland

Join us for an evening of reading and conversation in Poetry Ireland as we draw contemporary poetic links to Joyce’s experimental work and legacy.

Elizabeth Willis is one of the most celebrated poets in the United States, and she is Professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work echoes Joyce’s in its complex, multi-layered language, daring voice, and profound sense of place (and placelessness).

Willis’s most recent book Alive: New and Selected Poems (New York Review Books, 2015) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Her other books of poetry include Address (Wesleyan, 2011), recipient of the PEN New England / L. L. Winship Prize for Poetry; Meteoric Flowers (Wesleyan, 2006); Turneresque (Burning Deck, 2003); The Human Abstract (Penguin, 1995), a National Poetry Series selection; and Second Law (Avenue B, 1993). Her poems have appeared in recent issues of Hambone, Harper’s, the New Yorker, Poetry, and A Public Space.

Willis will be introduced by Jonathan C. Creasy, author, editor, and publisher at New Dublin Press.

Elizabeth Willis will also deliver a poetry masterclass on Thursday 15 June at 3pm at Poetry Ireland. Applications are now open for a limited number of places. For more details, please email or call 01 678 9815. 

Generously Supported by the US Embassy's Creative Minds Initiative

Earlier Event: June 14
Introducing Joyce's Dublin Tour
Later Event: June 14
The Bloomsday Hooley