Poetry off the Shelf: Ciaran Carson
Monday, November 2nd, 7:00 PM
61 West Superior Street
Ciaran Carson was born and raised in Belfast, where he lives with his wife, fiddle player Deirdre Shannon. Educated at Queen’s University, Belfast, he was appointed poetry chair at its Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in 2003. He is not only a poet but also a traditional musician, scholar of the Irish oral tradition, prosewriter, and translator. Wake Forest University Press has published 15 of his volumes, including First Language (1994), which won the first-ever TS Eliot Prize, Breaking News (2003), which won the prestigious Forward Prize, and From Elsewhere (2015).
A group exhibition featuring work by Poetry magazine cover artists depicting the mythical creatures Pegasus and mermaids from poetry immemorial. Artists include Lise Haller Baggesen, Ana Benaroya, Lilli Carré, Alexander Cohen, Stephen Eichhorn, Carson Ellis, Clay Hickson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Krista Franklin, Julia Goodman, Jenny Kendler, Kate McQuillen, Jessie Mott, Julie Murphy, Diana Sudyka, and Shoshanna Weinberger.