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Caitríona O'Reilly Poetry Workshop

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Blessington Library

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W91 RW83 Blessington

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This is a poetry workshop with Caitríona O'Reilly. caitríona was born in Dublin and earned a BA and PhD at Trinity College Dublin, she held the Harper-Wood Studentship at St. John’s College, Cambridge. Influenced by Sylvia Plath, O’Reilly makes use of both received form and free verse in her explorations of nature and the self. In her 2004 anthology The New Irish Poets, editor Selina Guinness discusses O’Reilly’s The Nowhere Birds, noting “Although this book moves from childhood through adolescence and student travels to adult relationships, it charts this journey through a dream-world filled with natural imagery that either terrifies and repels, or that expresses libidinal desires intimately understood. At times eerie in their invocation of spiders, bats, and the claws of birds, these poems are drawn through such witch-like details to the edge of the known world, where they lift off into a surrealist vision of exemplary lyricism.” Her newest volume, Geis (2015), was chosen as one of The Guardian’s Best Books of 2015.

Caitríona's workshop takes place in Blessington Library as part of the 'Way With Words Wicklow' pilot Literary Event. Participants are invited to email a piece of their work in advance of the workshop. Please contact the library at MBirchal@wicklowcoco.ie to arrange sending of work.

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