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Two Nature-Loving Poets: Eamon Grennan & Seán Hewitt

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Two Nature-Loving Poets: Eamon Grennan & Seán Hewitt (moderated by Maya C. Popa)

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Eamon Grennan , a Dubliner, taught for many years at Vassar College. His recent collections include There Now (Gallery Press, 2016) and Plainchant (Gallery Press, 2020). In the past few years he has been writing and directing “plays for voices” for a small Irish theatre group, Curlew Theatre Company. He lives in Poughkeepsie and in Connemara. Buy Plainchant from The Gallery Press.

Seán Hewitt is a poet, lecturer and literary critic. His debut collection, Tongues of Fire (Cape, 2020), was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award 2020 and the John Pollard International Poetry Prize 2021. In 2019, he won an Eric Gregory Award, and he is also the winner of the Resurgence Prize for ecopoetry, 2017. His memoir, All Down Darkness Wide, will be published by Jonathan Cape (UK) and Penguin Press (USA) in 2022. Buy Tongues of Fire from Jonathan Cape and visit the poet's website.

Maya C. Popa (moderator) (b. 1989) is the author of American Faith (runner-up in the Kathryn A. Morton Prize judged by Ocean Vuong and recipient of the North American Book Prize), as well as two chapbooks, You Always Wished the Animals Would Leave and The Bees Have Been Canceled (PBS Summer Choice). She is the recipient of awards from the Poetry Foundation, the Oxford Poetry Society, the Hippocrates Society in London, and the Munster Literature Centre in Cork, Ireland, among others. Popa is the Poetry Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly and teaches poetry at NYU. She is director of creative writing at the Nightingale-Bamford school where she oversees visiting writers, workshops, and readings. Buy American Faith from the Poetry Book Society and visit the poet's website.

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