Mary O’Malley in conversation with Marina Carr

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At this event in Poetry Ireland, Mary O'Malley will read recent work, and she and Marina Carr will explore the contours and themes that run

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One of Ireland’s best loved poets, Mary O'Malley was born in Connemara and educated at University College Galway. She lived in Lisbon for eight years and taught at Universidade Nova. She taught on the MA programmes for Writing and Education in the Arts at NUI Galway for ten years, held the Chair of Irish Studies at Villanova University in 2013, and has held Residencies in Paris, Tarragona, New York, NUI Galway, as well as in Derry and Belfast. She is active in environmental education, specifically marine. She is a member of Aosdána and has won a number of awards for her poetry, including the 2016 Arts Council University of Limerick Writer's Fellowship. She was the Trinity Writer Fellow for 2019 at the Oscar Wilde Centre and she writes and broadcasts regularly for RTÉ Radio.

In her sparkling new collection, Gaudent Angeli, she explores the nature of time. Through mythology and ecology, this book sets out to restore connections. The book opens with oranges orbiting a winter kitchen. Time in its dozen guises moves through the poems, as does fate.

Marina Carr’s plays include the smash hit Hecuba, recently produced by Rough Magic at the Dublin Theatre Festival, and her version of Lorca’s Blood Wedding which is currently running at the Young Vic, London. The Young Vic will also mount a major revival of Portia Coughlan in 2020, starring Ruth Negga. She is translated into many languages and produced around the world. Prizes include Windham-Campbell Prize 2017 for her body of work, and the E.M Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is a member of Aosdána.

At this event in Poetry Ireland, Mary will read recent work, and she and Marina will explore the contours and themes that run through her poems and essays.

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