Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, an award-winning poet from Dublin, Ireland, will give a reading on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m.
at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. The event is sponsored by the University
of Georgia Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.
Chuilleanáin’s first collection of poems, “Acts and Monuments,” was
published by the Gallery Press in Ireland in 1972 and won the Patrick
Kavanagh Poetry Award. She has published numerous volumes of her own
work since then as well as translations of other poets from Irish,
Italian and Romanian to English. Her most recent collection of poems,
“The Sun-fish,” won the 2010 International Griffin Poetry Prize. In the
U.S., her works are published by Wake Forest University Press.
Ní Chuilleanáin is a singular voice in a crowded tradition,” said
Nicholas Allen, Franklin Professor of English and Willson Center
director. “Her work sees the world as a place of the senses, a lifetime
of learning and perception shaped into magical short lines that have
found readers internationally through the Gallery Press.
“Eiléan is one of Ireland’s most distinguished contemporary poets, and we are delighted to welcome her to Athens.”
Chuilleanáin is a fellow and associate professor of English emerita at
Trinity College, Dublin, where she taught from 1966 until her retirement
in 2011. She is a founding editor of Cyphers, an Irish literary journal
first published in 1975.
The reading is free and open to the public and will be held in the Ciné Lab.