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Irish Arts Center’s POETRYFEST

November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - November 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

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Presented in Association with Literary Hub
and Glucksman Ireland House – NYU
November 6 – 8, 2015

Irish Arts Center presents the seventh annual POETRYFEST celebrating Ireland and America’s great literary connection by showcasing an array of superb poets from both countries. The only free New York poetry festival of its kind, POETRYFEST brings audiences and poets together for three days of readings, conversations, and signings in the intimate atmosphere of the Irish Arts Center.

Here’s what makes POETRYFEST special:

—Curated by writers Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods.

—Acclaimed and award-winning Irish and American poets, including Pultizer-Prize winners Tracy K. Smith and Vijay Seshardri, and Fiona Benson, Ciaran Carson, Elaine Feeney, Leontia Flynn, Alan Gillis, Kerry Harle, Lucy Ives, Alicia Ostriker, Connie Roberts, Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Wendy Xu.

—Friday night November 6th gala of favorite Irish poems read by all the poets and specially selected celebrities (to be announced).

—Presented in association with Literary Hub and Glucksman, Ireland House at NYU.

Box office phone 866-811-4111
Administrative office phone 212-757-3318 fax 212-247-0930
553 West 51 Street, New York, NY 10019
General information info@irishartscenter.org
Office hours Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm

About the Irish Arts Center

Founded in 1972, Irish Arts Center is a New York-based arts and cultural center dedicated to projecting a dynamic image of Ireland and Irish America for the 21st century, building community with artists and audiences of all backgrounds, forging and strengthening cross-cultural partnerships, and preserving the evolving stories and traditions of Irish culture for generations to come. Our multi-disciplinary programming is centered around three core areas: performance – including live music, dance, theatre, film, literature, and the humanities; exhibition – including visual arts presentations and cultural exhibitions that tell the evolving Irish story; and education – with dozens of classes per week in Irish language, history, music, and dance. Located in New York City, Irish Arts Center serves as a dynamic platform for top emerging and established artists and cultural creators to reach a New York, national, and global audience, and as a gateway for other institutions to access first-rate Irish and Irish American culture.

About Belinda McKeon

Belinda McKeon’s debut novel Solace won the 2011 Faber Prize and was voted Irish Book of the Year, as well as being shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Her second novel, Tender, was published by Picador in June 2015, and will be published in the US by Lee Boudreaux Books in February 2016. Her essays and journalism have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, the Guardian, A Public Space and elsewhere. As a playwright, she has had work produced in Dublin and New York, and is currently under commission to the Abbey Theatre. She lives in Brooklyn and is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Creative Writing at Rutgers University.

About Aengus Woods

Aengus Woods is a philosopher, curator and critic. He is co-editor of Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey and reviews regularly for the Irish Times and other publications.


November 6, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
November 8, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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Irish Arts Center


Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
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