Archive : Literary Programme 2014

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan

An Evening with Anne Michaels & Paula Meehan
(Presented by Nell Regan )

Anne Michaels
Paula Meehan

Maritime Hotel

Tue 8 July



In what promises to be a memorable and fascinating evening Anne Michaels and Paula Meehan will read from their work and talk about their writing lives, collaboration  with other artists and writing in different genres.

‘Fugitive Pieces is the most important  book I have read for forty years’ – John Berger

Anne Michaels’  debut novel Fugitive  Pieces garnered instant international attention and was awarded the Orange Prize, The Guardian Fiction Prize and the Lannan Fiction Award. She was already an acclaimed poet with the publication of The Weight of Oranges (Commonwealth Prize for the Americas), and is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto. Her new book length poem Correspondences has just been published in the UK and Ireland.

‘Paula Meehan  is that rare and precious thing – a vocational poet of courage and integrity.’ – Carol Ann Duffy

Paula Meehan is Ireland’s  Professor of Poetry and her awards include the Marten Toonder Award for Literature, The Butler Literary Award for Poetry, the Denis Devlin Memorial Award and the PPI Award for Radio Drama. She has published five collections  of poetry, the most recent being Painting Rain (Carcanet, 2009). Her writing for stage includes the plays Mrs Sweeney and Cell. She is a member of Aosdána.

In association with POETRY IRELAND